R.R. Donnelley donations to help students at three VVSD schools
Thanks to a “26 Acts of Kindness” campaign launched by the employees at R.R. Donnelley’s Bolingbrook logistics facility, students at three Valley View School District schools received school supplies and playground equipment this week.
The Donnelley campaign, launched to honor the 26 students who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, was conducted “in appreciation of the hard work and dedication of the teachers and staff” in Valley View and “to show the students that there is kindness and support around them,” according to a press release
Donnelley asked Valley View officials to select one Bolingbrook elementary school, one middle school and the high school as recipients. Donnelley then asked each school about student needs.
“It was important to us to ask schools what they needed,” said Donnelley IT Director Jay Schumacher.
Brooks Middle School received mini loaf pans for the FACS department, electric pencil sharpeners for band and music, a set of 12 pickle balls for PE, reading guide strips for English classes, dry erase boards, dry erase markers, oil pastels, Hula Hoops, acrylic paints, paint brushes, orange cones, whistles, pencils, rulers, plastic utensils and paper plates.
“It is wonderful to see a local company like Donnelley take an active interest in the schools in our community,” said Brooks Principal Dr. Keith Wood. “We are truly grateful.”
At Tibbott Elementary School, where Donnelley serves as a community partner year-round, Principal Ana Wilson was equally grateful.
“Being able to give of ourselves is a trait that we try to instill every day in our children. What a surprise it was to have that modeled for us by the employees of R.R. Donnelley,” Wilson said. “We dearly value our connection with Donnelley. As our community partner for many years the Donnelley employees have given so much to us.”
Tibbott received outdoor chalk, kick balls, bouncy balls, jump ropes, and Skip It's.
Donnelley donations to Bolingbrook High School included gas cards, pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, binders, and large paper clips.
BHS Principal Michael White said many of the donations will be used “to recognize kids for making good choices.”
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