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Sawgrass Ford to Support Broward Education Foundation’s Annual School Supply Drive

Sunrise Dealership to Serve as Donation Drop-Off Point for Organization’s “Tools for Schools” Drive

 
PRLog - Aug. 7, 2014 - SUNRISE, Fla. -- Sawgrass Ford today announced that drop-off boxes are in its showroom and ready to accept donations for the Broward Education Foundations Annual School Supply Drive “Tools for Schools Broward – Helping Teachers Help Kids.”

“Education is clearly one of the paramount concerns facing our great nation,” said Sawgrass Ford President, David Menten.  “No one should be denied a quality education nor should they be denied the tools necessary to achieve one.  Just this past year this effort by the Broward Education Foundation “Last school year Tools for Schools Broward” distributed more than $700,000 in school supplies with each participating teach from the county’s poorest schools receiving more than $350 in free school supplies. Unfortunately, the average teacher in Broward still spends in excess of $1,000 in personal funds on school supplies each year.”

Menten said that no donation is too small.

“The drive is seeking the most basic supplies; composition books, filler paper, rulers, pencils, glue sticks, folders anything you can imagine a school child would require,” Menten stressed.

Sawgrass Ford is located at 14501 West Sunrise Blvd. one-half mile west of the Sawgrass Mills Mall.  It is open seven days a week.

“If you are at the Mall buying clothing or supplies for your child, buy a few extra and drop it off at the dealership,” added Menten.  “We are encouraging all of our employees to not only make a donation but have their child or children do so.  It’s a great life lesson.”

About Sawgrass Ford

Family-owned and operated, Sawgrass Ford is one of the region’s top volume Ford dealers and the number 1 Certified Preowned Ford Dealership in the region. Nationally recognized by several independent organizations for its customer service, the dealership has won Ford’s coveted “President’s Award” 12 times since it was inaugurated in 1998. Dealers become eligible through survey responses from customers related to their sales and service satisfaction. To qualify for the award, dealers must exceed customer expectations every day in every department. For more information call 954-851-9000 or www.sawgrassford.com

About the Broward Education Foundation:

Established in 1983, the non-profit Broward Education Foundation (BEF) seeks private contributions to supplement the public funding schools receive. The Foundation raises support from the private sector and charitable foundations to provide post-secondary scholarships to college or trade-bound high school graduates who have exhausted all other sources of support, grants to support innovative curriculum in the classroom and free school supplies to teachers in Title I low-income schools through the Tools for Schools Broward center in Pompano Beach.

For more information, call 754-321-2030, visit www.browardedfoundation.org, like our Facebook page at facebook.com/browardeducationfoundation or follow us on twitter @BEF1

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800-248-3560
pnasca@persistencepr.com

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