Publix Super Markets and Comcast are working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc (BBBS) to generate donated school supplies for the School Tools for Cool Kids annual drive from August 1- September 2. Comcast is providing advertising for the drive through public service announcements.
Publix customers have already donated enough supplies for approximately 2,000 students in need. Each donation is valued at an estimated $6 per student, making the overall value of the program over $12,000 so far. Over 40 volunteers are picking up the donated school supplies from local Publix stores and bringing them to BBBS headquarters on Kirk Road in West Palm Beach. BBBS has already donated school supplies to Roosevelt Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School, Seagull Academy and Palm Springs Middle School.
Supplies will be delivered according to the following schedule:
Pleasant City Elementary School: 10:15AM
Coleman Park Community Center: 11:00 AM
Members of the press are invited to join us at these locations to witness the impact of the community’s generosity on children facing adversity.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
BBBS provides children facing adversity aged 6-17 with volunteer mentors who serve as
positive role models. Since 1986 the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best performing agencies nationwide. BBBSA recognized CEO William P. Bee Jr. as “CEO of the Year- Small Agency Category” in 2007. South Florida Business Leader Magazine ranked BBBS in 2009 and again in 2010 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. Visit www.mentorbig.org to learn more.
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Vision: All children achieve success in life.
Mission: Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.