Denver, CO – Now that students have returned to school for the 2018/2019 school year, many teachers are again faced with a shortage of much needed classroom supplies.
Last year, Laura Shivers, regional marketing director for Adolfson & Peterson Construction’s (AP’s) Arizona region, created the Back 2 School Bounty™ program to provide supplies and resources for K-12 teachers. The program, sponsored by AP, is a committed “give back” to the K-12 market and is dedicated to reducing teachers’ out-of-pocket expenses associated with a new school year.
An AP Solution
In its inaugural year, Back 2 School Bounty™ was a resounding success providing 25 Arizona schools with a “bounty box” filled with teachers most requested supplies: disinfecting wipes, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, dry erase markers, notepads, pencils, tissues and more.
As a second-year sponsor, AP helped introduced the Arizona-based non-profit to the Colorado market and spearheaded the tripling of sponsors and teachers reached.
“We could not be more excited to help bring this program to Colorado after seeing the impact it made in Arizona last year,” said Keri Burson, regional director of marketing for AP’s Colorado region. “Being able to invest in our local schools, students and teachers is something we are proud to support.”
The 2018-2019 bounty season concluded with more than $25,000 in donations and boxes delivered in two states, 35 school districts and 55 schools. In addition, AP had partner participation from over 15 local businesses and employee involvement at 30% between the two regions.
“The addition of Colorado’s support and repeat sponsors really allowed for the program to extend its visibility and presence within K-12 learning environments. We are not only encouraged but deeply overwhelmed by both the community and company’s embrace of Back 2 School Bounty,” said Shivers.