Starbucks manager Crystal Mayers organized a school supply drive for the students of York. Mayers is in charge of community giving for the York region and decided to bring all three Starbucks properties in York into the supply drive.
Starbucks customers were asked to bring in school supplies for York City School District students. Mayers was able to draw on the exceptional resources of some of her customers and enough supplies were collected to fill four trunk loads. Hundreds of students are better prepared for school thanks to the generosity of many.
Other community partners also made contributions to the school supply drive. Apple Subaru donated 50 backpacks to the drive. Office Max donated a whole pallet of spiral bound notebooks. Target donated $50 to Mayers to purchase supplies needed by CISPA site coordinators to continue helping low income students throughout the year. The supplies are being distributed to students at Goode Elementary, William Penn High School, Jackson Elementary, and McKinley Elementary. No student who requests school supplies will be turned away.
All students deserve an opportunity to succeed, and only with the proper tools can they do that. The need for school supplies is great. Students and their families often do not have resources for basic needs like food and shelter, yet alone school supplies. It is drives like this one that really speak the heart of the work at Communities In Schools, ensuring that the resources of our rich community are finding their way to support the most at need students.