It’s back to school season! While it’s a fun time for some… for others, it’s a challenging time emotionally and financially. A simple school supply list can cost parents hundreds of dollars. It can also be a hard time for non-traditional and adult students who are heading back to school, or pursuing a new career.
We are so proud that our employees have taken it upon themselves to hold various back to school drives over the years, to help those who are struggling at this time.
The Appleton team once again decided to collect items for COTS, a transitional shelter helping individuals experiencing homelessness. The goal is to end homelessness by helping people transition to self-sufficiency and independent living. They collected for adults that are not only working, but pursuing further education.
In addition, our Waukesha Sales, Corporate, and Warehouse teams have worked together to collect supplies for a local grassroots effort, Ms. Cynthia’s Back to School Bash, which helps supply children in Milwaukee’s inner city with book bags and supplies for the coming year.
This year, we had a little extra fun with this particular donation collection. Check out this VIDEO from our Waukesha Store’s pie-in-the-face contest. All money from tickets sold went towards school supplies.
Having fun AND raising money for a good cause. This is why we love our employees so much!!
**Note for employees: Please let Katie in Corporate Store Sales or Susanne in Appleton know if you’d still like to make a last minute donation!!