Fundraiser to help purchase school supplies for underserved children
“Our Tools for Back to School program grew out of the need to help students and teachers,” said Brenda Reid, Publix media and community relations manager. “Many families do not have the resources to purchase school supplies and many teachers spend their own money to buy supplies for their students. That’s why this program is so important. It supports families and classroom teachers.”
More than 1,100 Publix stores will have a “Tools for Back to School” display near the front of the store. The display will include tear-off tickets valued at $5, $7 and $10. Customers may tear off a ticket and give it to the cashier when they check out. The amount on the ticket will be added to their grocery order. Customers who donate will receive a Publix reusable bag.
In metro Atlanta, the school supplies will be shipped in bulk to the Atlanta Community Food Bank to be distributed to schools that are part of the Kids In Need program. Items donated will include notebooks, crayons, color pencils, markers, #2 pencils, notebook paper, folders, scissors, and glue.