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WriteSteps Donates Five Percent of Profits to Assist in Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
WriteSteps, a award-winning, research-based, K-5 Common Core writing and grammar program, is donating five percent of its profits from every teacher kit sold until January 1, 2013, to the organization Save the Children.
WriteSteps wants to assist Save the Children in its mission and is thankful to be able to help those in need through the work of the organization. When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is there to save lives with food, medical care and education and stays to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs.
“Our hearts go out to all of those whose lives have been disrupted by the hurricane,” said Suzanne Klein, Founder and CEO. “The WriteSteps team wants to assist with the recovery efforts. We are standing behind the schools and children affected in the wake of the storm.”
Until January 1, 2013, five percent of the remainder of profits from every teacher kit sold at WriteSteps will go towards providing basic necessities for young children. These may include items such as baby blankets, nutritious food, clothing and hygiene supplies. The donation will assist in providing relief to families in need and will help with the long-term recovery to the region.
Save the Children was chosen due to its proximity to the storm area. WriteSteps is focused on making sure its donations get into the correct hands in a timely manner in order to reach as many people in need as possible.
In 2007, WriteSteps Founder and CEO Suzanne Klein committed herself to creating teacher-friendly writing lessons after her school decided to prioritize writing due to low student outcomes. The writing program she developed - WriteSteps - was so successful in raising test scores and student confidence that the company expanded its scope to refocus instruction on the Common Core State Standards for writing and grammar. Its Common Core release won a "Best of Entrepreneurs"
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