LAFAYETTE, Ind.— It won’t be Easter for a few more weeks, but West Lafayette Verizon Wireless employees delivered baskets of “treats” to teachers at Miami Elementary School Thursday afternoon.
Through the company’s national Culture of Good program, 10 teachers at Miami Elementary received baskets of classroom supplies including glue, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, paper and tissue boxes. By tour bus, Culture of Good team members will visit 29 other schools across the nation to give supplies to hundreds of teachers.
The bus tour celebrates the launch of Culture of Good, which is based on an award-winning program that helps organizations build a cultural movement that inspires employees, ignites positive change in the world and impacts their bottom lines, according to a press release.
Logan Frederick, store manager at the West Lafayette Verizon location, said every year his store conducts an activity to give back to the community.
“We wanted to give back to teachers because we know they spend so much time and their own money trying to better the lives of young kids,” Frederick said. “One way to recognize their efforts is through school supplies, because every little bit counts.”
Miami principal Amanda Henry said the gift couldn’t have come at a better time, as this time of the year is always a struggle for teachers.
“With all of the testing going on, they are just stressed to the max,” Henry said. “It is just a really long stretch until the end of the year, so this is really going to give them that boost they need.”
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