BCPS in­tro­duces RISE cam­paign, hosts school sup­ply drive

The Dundalk Eagle - - SCHOOL NEWS - By TEAM BCPS

As re­mote learn­ing has be­come the new fo­cus for the start of the school year, school sup­plies are still nec­es­sary to en­sure a suc­cess­ful ed­u­ca­tion.

When school sup­plies are not avail­able, the out­come for the task can be de­layed or not achieved at all. That’s why The Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion of Bal­ti­more County Pub­lic Schools, Inc. is part­ner­ing with hun­dreds of com­mu­nity mem­bers to de­liver the tools our stu­dents need to be­gin a suc­cess­ful new school year in Septem­ber 2020.

The ini­tia­tive be­gan at the start of July and will con­tinue on through­out the 2020-2021 school year. As the cam­paign pro­gresses, ed­u­ca­tion cham­pi­ons will be col­lect­ing sup­plies, mak­ing mone­tary do­na­tions, and vol­un­teer­ing their time and tal­ent to sup­port this ini­tia­tive.

The cam­paign is called: RISE (Re­lief in Se­cur­ing Ed­u­ca­tion): Tools for Schools. Ev­ery­one from re­tirees to elected of­fi­cials and busi­ness part­ners have a stake in en­sur­ing a suc­cess­ful start to the new school year for our stu­dents and teach­ers.

Last year, the school sup­ply drive re­sulted in a dis­tri­bu­tion of items to more than 2,100 ed­u­ca­tors to­tal­ing more than $165,000 in re­sources at The Ex­chan­g­eree in Wind­sor Mill, which is a col­lab­o­ra­tive ed­u­ca­tors re­source cen­ter cre­ated in part­ner­ship with Mer­ritt Com­pa­nies and Amer­i­can De­sign As­so­ciates.

This year, the foun­da­tion hopes to pro­vide even more sup­port to our stu­dents, ed­u­ca­tors and class­rooms. To help in that ef­fort, a sec­ond Ex­chan­g­eree lo­ca­tion is open­ing in part­ner­ship with Fed­eral Re­alty, The AV­ENUE at White Marsh, Amer­i­can De­sign As­so­ciates, and Douron Fur­ni­ture So­lu­tions, which will ex­tend our reach with lo­ca­tions con­ve­nient to the BCPS com­mu­nity.

It’s easy to par­tic­i­pate. When you choose to col­lect school sup­plies or vol­un­teer, you can do so by sign­ing up on­line at www.ed­u­ca­tion­foun­da­tion­bcps.org/tools-for-schools-on­line-reg­is­tra­tion.

You can also sched­ule to drop off school sup­plies by view­ing our drop-off dates and reg­is­ter­ing. If you would like to make a mone­tary do­na­tion, you can also do that on­line.

All the in­for­ma­tion, re­sources and tools you need can be found at www.ed­u­ca­tion­foun­da­tion­bcps. org/ex­chan­g­eree.

Join us! Help our stu­dents pre­pare for to­mor­row with tools to build their fu­ture and par­tic­i­pate in the RISE:Tools for Schools, schools sup­ply drive. Thank you for your gen­eros­ity.

The Foun­da­tion is a 501 C (3) tax ex­empt, non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, un­der In­ter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice reg­u­la­tions to at­tract and di­rect pub­lic fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tions to pro­grams and ac­tiv­i­ties of the school sys­tem in sup­port of qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion for all chil­dren.

Do­na­tions are tax de­ductible to the fullest ex­tent al­lowed by law.

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