Friday, June 14, 2013
Summer is officially in gear when we help launch Back 2 School, the Illinois Currency Exchange Charitable Foundation's initiative to provide FREE school supplies for students in need. Thursday's luncheon event was rewarding, with many thanks to our great emcees Daniella Guzman and Stefan Holt of NBC5 Chicago.
New alliances were announced to help reach homeless families through DFSS and military families through Operation Homefront, providing additional school supplies to those in need. Recognition awards were also given to Urban Prep Academies, Ounce of Prevention and Kits for Kidz. And, the YMCA continues to be a valued partner.
We're looking forward to the upcoming Distribution Event in August, where hundreds of kids get the first free school supply boxes. A record year, 25,000 students in need will be given 750,000 free school supplies, empowering them with the necessary tools to learn.
Congratulations to our client, the Illinois Currency Exchange Charitable Foundation.
If you'd like to help a child achieve at school, please drop by one of almost 400 Illinois Currency Exchanges in the area and donate $11 to fund a box full of supplies. You will be smiling too!