“Classroom Central’s mission is one that is really hits home for our Burke team because at some point, all of our designers and creative staff started out with markers, crayons, and glue sticks, too,” says Burke’s President and CEO, Jack Burke. “Having the ability to equip students with these same tools for success and creativity is something we are very proud to support.”
Burke and its employees donated a total of 245 items to the drive, which included all the essentials from pens and pencils to backpacks and tissues. All total, 60 erasers, 50 pens, 40 pencils, 18 highlighters, 15 glue sticks, 14 pocket folders, 14 packs of markers, 11 packs of ruled paper, 11 packs of crayons, 7 backpacks, 3 Rulers, 3 Packs of tissues , 2 packs of colored pencils, 2 pumps of hand-sanitizer , and 1 pack of dry erase markers were collected.
“No parent wants to send their child to school empty-handed,”
Classroom Central expects to serve 132,000 children for the 2012-2013 school year. They have set a goal to collect one million items to serve this year’s need. If you or your organization would like to donate to School Tools, please visit www.classroomcentral.org for more information.