Roger B. Kennedy Construction says it has donated $8,525 plus 10 boxes and six backpacks of school supplies for the 2017 “Tools 4 Seminole Schools” supply drive in Sanford.
The annual drive benefits A Gift For Teaching – Seminole, a program of The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools. According to the foundation’s website, more than 49 percent of students in Seminole County ‒ nearly 30,000 ‒ participate in the free and reduced meals program. Of this number, more than 1,500 are homeless.
The program provides free school and classroom supplies to every Seminole County public school through the Free Store for teachers. Since opening in 2010, the store has hosted more than 14,000 shopping visits and distributed more than $8 million in supplies to Seminole County’s students and teachers.
For more information about the Tools 4 Seminole Schools supply drive continuing through Sept. 29, or A Gift For Teaching – Seminole, contact store facilitator Becky Miller at Becky_Miller@scps.us or (407) 320-7767.