Closing the Book on Old School

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A few examples of the ways our people volunteered their time included chaperoning field trips, reading in classrooms, building gardens, grading math homework, and maintaining facilities. Some branches adopted classrooms and supported them with needed supplies and pantry items throughout the whole school year.  Our team coordinated fundraising efforts like cake walks, silent auctions, shred-a-thons, golf tournaments, and benefit concerts. Many branches involved their community business contacts to participate in supply drives and contribute to their other projects as well.   The projects were varied to fit the individual needs of communities across the state, like helping clubs reach a fundraising goal to travel to a tournament, providing classroom teachers with much needed supplies, or delivering snacks for children from food-insecure households. Over the year and a half initiative, our team volunteered over 700 hours and donated over $43,000 plus countless amounts of supplies to our community schools. We are so proud of our team, and in the subject of “Commitment to Arizona” we give them an A+! By supporting the students of Arizona, we support the future of Arizona!

Palm Valley team members volunteering for Santa’s Workshop.

[caption id="attachment_5457" align="aligncenter" width="468"] Willow Creek team members stuffing backpacks full of supplies.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5458" align="aligncenter" width="468"] The haul from Green Valley’s donation drive.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5463" align="aligncenter" width="468"] Surprise Branch donating the $750 raised from their shred-a-thon to Dysart Elementary.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5461" align="aligncenter" width="238"] Park Place team members directing kids at Papago School’s Reindeer Trot.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5467" align="aligncenter" width="263"] Tracy Reay of our Sedona Marketplace branch with our sponsor sign at the Big Park Community School Golf Fundraiser.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5468" align="aligncenter" width="468"] Teachers from Vulture Peak Middle School sporting their teacher supply swag bags donated by our Wickenburg branch.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5455" align="aligncenter" width="468"] Brenda Silveus mixing paint as she and her Flagstaff team prepare to paint the bath house at Camp Colton.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5460" align="aligncenter" width="468"] The Cochise Title Team worked hard hosting many fundraisers to present this donation to Huachuca City School.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5464" align="aligncenter" width="468"] A delivery of supplies collected by our Kingman and Hualapai branches to Lee Williams school.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5462" align="aligncenter" width="468"] Jesica Wanland and Holly Murillo delivering the first of many deliveries to their adopted 3rd grade class at Cerbat Elementary School.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5469" align="aligncenter" width="468"] Sonoran Village team growing greatness at Stepping Stones Academy.[/caption]