Summer festivals are making their last appearance; summer camps are saying their final goodbyes; and Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching. This means one thing… back-to-school time has arrived!
In Cherry Creek North, the store windows are adorned with glimpses of back-to-school savings, as the streets fill with families preparing for another great school year. Over the last few weeks you may have noticed that large bins were placed in 15 stores around Cherry Creek North requesting that people donate school supplies.
For the 5th year running, Janus has partnered with Cherry Creek North to collect school supplies for Denver Public Schools. With a goal to increase donations each year so students have the tools they need to learn and succeed in their classrooms, Janus joined forces with the following 15 local retailers.
At each of these locations, from July 28 to August 15, patrons were encouraged to drop off supplies or make a monetary donation.
On average, Denver Public School families spend $75 per child on school supplies each year, and a public school teacher spends about $480 per year. With 72 percent of students in the district qualifying for free or reduced lunch, most families cannot afford supplies. Teachers cannot continue to pull that much money from their pockets either. By collecting supplies and donations, Janus and Cherry Creek North hope to lower the burden so students are able to thrive in positive learning environments.
As of August 15, the bins were full of notebooks, pencils, paper and more. Janus and Cherry Creek North meet their goal this year: 20 large bins were filled with supplies from donations and $6,600 has been collected to date.
We thank everyone who donated to this wonderful cause and wish all students and their families a great school year!
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