By Lisa Weatherbie, Sales & Marketing Coordinator
For nearly 50 years, The Action Center in Jefferson County has provided relief to local families in crisis and helped them attain and maintain self-sufficiency. One of the Center's major initiatives each year is School Supply Distribution, which provides needy families with access to supplies for the upcoming school year.
Page 1 Solutions is a longtime supporter of The Action Center, and this year our team members contributed more than 22,000 items! We are proud to say that this is nearly double the number of supplies we donated last year!
Here's a breakdown of this year's donations:
- 15,500 sheets of loose leaf paper
- 2,072 crayons
- 1,212 colored pencils
- 824 pencils
- 630 markers
- 542 pens
- 387 pocket folders
- 234 units of glue (bottles, sticks, etc.)
- 188 spiral notebooks
- 128 backpacks
- 107 composition books
- 90 folders with brads
- 85 pairs of scissors
- 40 scientific calculators
The Action Center strives to supply the basic needs of struggling individuals and families throughout Jefferson County, Colorado. The School Supply Distribution is one of several annual programs the nonprofit hosts to help families stay self-sufficient while still providing for their kids at financially stressful times of year, like back to school.
Page 1 Solutions is proud to participate in these programs, and we are extremely grateful for all that The Action Center does to help the needy in our community. The distribution of school supplies will take place Aug. 7-12, and members of the Page 1 team will be volunteering. We can't wait to meet the families and wish the kids a happy school year!