SOUTH FLORIDA REALTORS® HOST BACK-TO-SCHOOL DRIVE
Broward, Palm Beaches & St. Lucie Realtors® are hosting a Back-to-School Supplies Drive in partnership with Women in Distress of Broward County, Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and St. Lucie Public Schools.
Broward, Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors® are hosting a back-to-school supplies drive to benefit students in need. The Realtors® Association is working closely with multiple charitable organizations across South Florida and the Treasure Coast.
“It’s our duty to give back; we are advocates for our communities and want to see success from all citizens. Together, Realtors® in South Florida and the Treasure Coast are teaming up to help our local students get ready for the new school year. These students are our future, and we want to make sure that every child has the school supplies they need to succeed,” said Karen Johnson, President of Broward, Palm Beaches & St. Lucie Realtors®.
The donations collected in Broward County will go to students who are part of the Women in Distress of Broward County. The Women in Distress of Broward County is the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County. Their mission is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy.
Donations received at the Palm Beach County locations will be given to the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County. The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County is the nexus of the Palm Beach County public-school system, the private sector, and the community. They facilitate student achievement by supporting high-quality public education through partnerships, grants, events, and public awareness.
“In two weeks, 179,000 students will return to schools in Palm Beach County. Sadly, 40,000 to 50,000 of them will not have the basic school supplies they need to succeed. Every year, teachers spend approximately $500.00 out of their own pockets to provide schools supplies to their neediest students. The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and our Red Apple Supplies is trying to meet this need. With the generous support of the Broward, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Realtors®, we will make sure that every student has what they need to learn, grow, thrive and succeed. This massive Supply Drive is a critical piece in our “supply chain”, ensuring that we have enough pencils, pens, glue sticks, erasers, notebooks, composition books, etc. so that every child has the same educational opportunity. Thank you to all the Realtors® who are making this happen,” said James S. Gavrilos, CEO and President of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County.
All the school supplies collected at the Port St. Lucie office will be donated to students in St. Lucie Public Schools. The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and desire to succeed.
All eight Broward, Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors® locations will be collecting donations from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday until August 6th. If you would like to view the wish items and find out more information about the back-to-school drive, visit Rworld.com/schools.