MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN: United Way of the Lakeshore’s Fill the Truck Drive will be starting the 100th Year Campaign with a great start after collecting over $20,000 of school supplies that will be distributed back into the community to 27 elementary schools that cover 12 school districts in Muskegon County. Kits for Classrooms with West Michigan United Labor will be donating bags filled with supplies to our local at risk youth. Together this will help us reach hundreds of our ALICE Families who struggle to meet their basic needs and help relieve the financial load teachers spend each year on their classrooms. According to the national statistic, the average, teacher spends over $500 out of their own pockets for their own classrooms, and 1 in 10 of these teachers will spend over $1,000.
The month long drive was sponsored by Nowak Machined Products, Molina Healthcare, and Two Men and a Truck. “We wanted to help out with this drive because we feel it’s important for all kids to have the tools they need to be successful in school. After working with United Way to identify some different ways we could help, we felt the students, parents and teachers at Edgewood Elementary could really use our help to make sure their students were prepared for this school year” says Jillian Nowak. On September 11th, Nowak Machined Products will be distributing a backpack full of school supplies to every student that attends Edgewood Elementary Academy of Muskegon Heights, and providing an outdoor recess equipment kit for all nine of their classrooms.
SPONSORS: United Way of the Lakeshore, Nowak Machined Products, West Michigan Labor, Molina Health Care, Two Men and a Truck
WHEN: September 11th – 1:30 PM
WHAT: School supplies to be delivered and distributed to Edgewood Elementary Academy Muskegon Heights to every student by Nowak Machined Products, and boxes of supplies to 27 elementary schools across the county.
WHERE: 3028 Howden St, Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
27 Elementary Schools Across the County
United Way of the Lakeshore is uniting to inspire change and build thriving communities. Our Bold Goal – 10,000 more working families meet their basic needs by 2025. For more information, contact United Way of the Lakeshore at 231-722-3134 or visit www.unitedwaylakeshore.org.
For Immediate Release – September 10th
Contact: Dominique Bunker, Community Engagement Coordinator
T: 231-332-4006; C: 231-760-9993