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Employees Provide $300,000 in Donations for Back to School Needs

by Employee Emeritus on ‎08-25-2011 01:00 PM

Tools for Schools LogoA few weeks ago, I wrote about the volunteer program at Verizon called “Tools for Schools.”


Now that the program is over for this school year, I thought I’d give you an update on how things went. 


In total, Verizon employees provided more than $300,000 through collections and donations to help more than 30,000 students return to school with the right tools.


In addition, Verizon employees and members of the public donated more than $11,000 to fund more than 80 school projects; which is fantastic!


The projects were posted on, a nonprofit organization that allows contributors to donate to a myriad of education projects at public schools throughout the country.  To further encourage donors to participate, the Verizon Foundation provided a grant of $10,000 for use as matching funds for science, math or technology-related projects. Close to 10,000 students in classrooms across the country will benefit directly through the projects funded on



Tools for School Volunteers


Volunteers from Terremark, a Verizon company, in Culpeper VA showing off the more than $1,300 worth of school supplies donated during the Tools for School campaign. From left to right - Kristen Eakins, Tammy Barboza, Candy Butler and Colleen Hazelwood

by Dermot
on ‎08-27-2011 07:17 AM

There's also a nice wrap-up of this campaign at

by Employee Emeritus
on ‎08-29-2011 09:48 AM

Thanks Dermot!

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