More than $55,000 raised to help children in need through School Tools
SEATTLE – Bartell Drugs is proud to announce the amazing results of the 14th annual School Tools fundraising drive which raised more than $55,000 to help kids in need get the items they needed to start the school year.
The drive, in partnership with World Vision, was held in 64 Bartell Puget Sound locations from August 1 through 28.
The drive supports students in 160 schools in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties through World Vision’s Teacher Resource Center in Fife. Donated items help re-stock the center, where teachers “shop” free of charge for supplies—such as pens, pencils, binders, and personal care products—to assist qualifying students.
As many as 58,000 local students could have begun the school year without the basic school supplies, according to Federal Way-based World Vision, a globally-recognized charitable organization. But thanks to the drive, many of them had the tools they needed to help succeed.
“Just think of all the kids, who thanks to the School Tools program, started out school with excitement because they have new school supplies,” said World Vision’s Senior Director of Corporate Engagement, Jennifer Hawley.
About Bartell Drugs
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 125-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future – and how the drugstore chain could better serve its customers. Operating 65 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.
About World Vision
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information on World Vision, visit www.worldvision.org/corp.
Media Contact: Ric Brewer, Senior Communications Manager, Bartell Drugs, 206-933-9416 or email@example.com