Tooele Valley’s community members are well-known for their kind hearts and generous giving when it comes to supporting initiatives that directly affect our students. The “Tools For Schools” project is one way in which the community showed its commitment to ensure that students have what they need in order to be the best they can be. Every student wants to perform well, and it is much easier to participate and engage in classwork when one has the appropriate materials to get the job done right.
Tooele County School District provided two buses to support this collection effort – one was stationed at our local Walmart, and one at the South Towne Mall in Sandy, Utah. Over this three day campaign, three bus-loads of school supplies ranging from pens and pencils, notebooks, markers and colored pencils…to erasers, scissors, binders, glue-sticks, and calculators filled the buses. Monetary donations were given and exceeded $1,300!
Everything collected will be distributed to 16 elementary and 10 secondary schools in Tooele County School District. TEF will work closely with the local PTA’s to deliver these supplies, and the donated money will be used to purchase additional supplies throughout the school year.
Even the heat from the mid-day sun didn’t discourage the many volunteers who showed up to help pass out flyers and collect donations in support of this much-needed drive. There was amazing volunteerism from our local realtors, PTA, Hope Squad Members, and the Tooele Education Association. Without these great people, we would not have been able to achieve success with this endeavor!
Thank you to the many wonderful people who donated and to those who volunteered! You have truly helped to see that OUR KIDS will have the tools necessary for a successful start to the school year.
Community members and businesses can still donate to the school supply drive through Friday, August 17th. Donations can be dropped off with Cherokee or Sarah at the Tooele Walmart store.