SHELTON, Conn., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BIC, the world renowned manufacturer of writing instruments and correction products, has recently announced the launch of a nationwide back-to-school sweepstakes, inviting consumers to select their schools for the chance to be awarded $4,500 in funding for needed school supplies. The sweepstakes is an opportunity to help promote awareness about the great need that many schools have for these valuable resources.
In addition to the launch of the sweepstakes, BIC is teaming up with Adopt-A-Classroom to donate backpacks filled with BIC products to schools in ten cities across the country, so children in need are properly prepared to have a successful school year.
"We are so excited about the back-to-school sweepstakes," said Rachel Dalton, senior brand manager -Stationery, BIC USA Inc. "Our vision is to maximize the learning experience for students, and by providing one school with valuable funding, we can help bring about positive changes while enhancing national awareness regarding the needs of many of our students and teachers."
"In our daily interaction with schools across the nation, we at Adopt-A-Classroom are immersed in the challenges tackled by educators as they struggle to provide learning materials for their students," said Jamie Rosenberg, founder of Adopt-A-Classroom. "The ultimate goal of our organization is to enhance student success through teacher empowerment, and by serving as a partner in BIC's back-to-school endeavors, we firmly believe that a real difference can be made."
Sweepstakes submissions are open to U.S. residents ages 18 and over. Entrants must simply visit BIC's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bicpenpals and complete a registration form including the name of their school. The deadline for entering the sweepstakes is September 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST.
For more information about the BIC nationwide back-to-school sweepstakes, please visit www.facebook.com/bicpenpals. Also, to find out more about Adopt-A-Classroom, please visit http://www.adoptaclassroom.org.
About BIC USA Inc.
BIC USA Inc. (www.bicworldusa.com) is a leading distributor of stationery products, lighters and shavers. Since its founding more than 50 years ago, BIC has honored the tradition of providing high-quality, affordable products. Through this unwavering dedication, BIC has become one of the most recognized brands in the world today.
SOURCE BIC USA Inc.