Bartell Drugs urges customers, employees to pitch in for schoolchildren

PUGET SOUND, WA — As thousands of students gear up to head back to school this fall, Bartell Drugs employees and customers around western Washington are ramping up their efforts to give many of the students the tools they need to succeed.

From August 5th – September 1st, customers can donate supplies at the checkout or make an online donation. Proceeds will provide essential school supplies such as notebooks, paper, pens and pencils, scissors, markers and crayons, and basic hygiene items.

“Bartell Drugs’ mission is to provide the services and products to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community,” says Steven Frestedt, VP of Marketing at Bartell. “There is perhaps no better illustration of how this is accomplished than the [World Vision] School Tools program.”

“Employees are very happy and willing to participate and achieve the goals because they know how important the cause is,”  Frestedt says. “At corporate [headquarters], we know that August is School Tools month and we have a pretty clear pathway to get it up and functioning each year. It’s like Christmas time every August.”

World Vision is Bartell Drugs’ largest local charity partner, and the School Tools event is one of World Vision’s longest running annual corporate partnership events.

2018 marks the 16th year of this partnership to provide essentials for World Vision’s US Programs Teachers’ Resource Center in Fife, Washington. The campaign has raised more than $150,000 in school supplies and personal hygiene supplies since 2015.

World Vision Kits are a fun, easy corporate activity.

Have your employees rally around a World Vision Kit Event, and you will be helping at-risk children and families while building your team’s morale.

  • Kit events give groups of all sizes a fun, unifying, hands-on activity.
  • Personal event coaching and marketing resources ensure the best experience possible.
  • Events can be customized to fit your group, location, and vision.
  • Supplies are delivered directly to your location.

Boost team spirit and give back to school children in need right here in the U.S. Find out how you can participate in World Vision’s School Tools program by clicking here. Or email [email protected].