Published On: Wed, Jul 24th, 2019

Town Center At Boca Raton Hosts School Supply Drive For Palm Beach County Public School Educators

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Boca Raton, FL –Town Center at Boca Raton and The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County are teaming up for a Back-to-School Supply Drive at the mall benefitting The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County’s Red Apple Supplies Store. The community is encouraged to donate new school supplies to the drive during mall hours now through August 4.

Every year, our public school teachers dip into their own pockets to buy pencils, pens, crayons, and more for their students, who often cannot afford basic school supplies. Now in its fourth year of existence, The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County’s Red Apple Supplies Store is serving 42 local schools – all of whom have 95% of their students receiving free or reduced lunch.

Teachers at these schools can “shop” at the Red Apple Supplies Store twice a year and secure all the items they need at no cost. Last year alone, Red Apple Supplies Store distributed over $610,000 of school supplies to local teachers, who then gave them to their students. 

Red Apple Supplies Store donation needs:

  • Construction Paper
  • Color Pencils and Markers (8-12 count)
  • Glue Sticks
  • Tape Rolls
  • Hand Sanitizers (8 oz.)
  • Permanent Markers
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Composition Books (wide rules)

“We are pleased to help ease the financial burden of our educators in Palm Beach County,” said Jeannie Roberts, director of marketing at Town Center at Boca Raton. “Donating new school supplies to the drive is a great way to get families and children involved in the spirit of giving back to our community.”

Guests are encouraged to drop off their donations at Simon Guest Services or the Cafés at Boca in Town Center at Boca Raton.

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