CSB collects school supplies for Vancouver school drive
Every year, Craig Stein Beverage participates in a Back to School Drive put on by our community partner, Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools. For the 2019 school drive, CSB alone was able to donate 358 pounds of school supplies to children in need. This equates to over 125 children getting school supplies for the full school year. Giving children the tools they need to have a successful year of learning is an initiative that CSB is proud to be apart of. We would also like to thank all of our employees who participated in the drive and came together as a team to make a difference.
In total, the city-wide program collected over 7,000 pounds of school supplies for the students of Vancouver Public Schools. Other programs through the foundation that CSB aligns with are the Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program, the Basic Needs Program, the Annual Vancouver School Foundation Fund Raising Luncheon, and the Family Engagement Program.
For more information about the foundation and other ways to contribute to the cause, visit foundationforvps.com.
About the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools:
The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools is an independent, 501(c)3 educational non-profit corporation established in 1988 to support Vancouver Public Schools (VPS).
The Foundation was the vision of Dr. Jim Parsley, the Superintendent of VPS from 1980 to 2002. Dr. Parsley saw what students came to school “without.” To help meet those needs, he established the Vancouver School District Foundation, the first K-12 educational foundation in the region. What began literally as a “shoebox operation” (yes funds were literally kept in a shoe box), continues to grow in size and success because of Dr. Parsley’s vision.
Today, we are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of business, community and education leaders. As an educational non-profit entity, we are able to offer financial assistance and programs for students that cannot be funded by the school district. Unlike parent groups such as PTAs and booster clubs which raise money for individual school projects, the Foundation serves all 37 district schools including those in our high-needs communities.
The Foundation is generously supported by donations from school employees, parents, students, community members and business.