Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Publix Launches “Tools for Back to School” Campaign

Fundraiser to help purchase school supplies for underserved children

ATLANTA, Ga. (July 20, 2015) – Having the right school supplies can mean the difference between a passing or a failing grade. That’s why Publix Super Markets will offer the “Tools for Back to School” campaign Thursday, July 23 through Wednesday, August 12. Customers and associates are encouraged to donate $5, $7 or $10 which will be used to purchase much needed school supplies for local teachers, students and non-profit organizations assisting underserved children through Kids In Need, a program of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

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.

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