Jefferson School Students Benefit from School Supply Drive
Employees Collected Nearly 1,600 Items for Adopted School
For the City-Times
Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates might still be new to Stevens Point, but employees have already demonstrated that their dedication to the community
Before the start of the school year, staff collected new school supplies for their newly adopted school, Jefferson School for the Arts. Some families struggle to send their students to school with the tools and resources they need to learn and be successful, and Great Lakes was ready to help meet that need. In just one week, employees at the local center collected 1,594 school supplies.
“We are so impressed with the results of the school supplies drive in Stevens Point,” said Kristi Looze, coordinator of the employee giving program Great Lakes Gives. “Our employees went above and beyond the call, and their generosity truly is making a difference for the students and families of Jefferson School.”
New principal Molly Demrow said she was thrilled to receive the large donation.
“The supplies will be used to support our students in having a successful school year. We are grateful for the positive relationship that we have been able to develop with Great Lakes and look forward to continuing it in the future,” Demrow said.
Great Lakes opened its Stevens Point office in spring 2014. The company is headquartered in Madison.