NEW YORK, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help alleviate the out-of-pocket expenses public school teachers spend each year on school supplies, and to ensure that children in every community have the tools needed for an excellent education, Burlington Stores, a national off-price retailer, has teamed up with DonorsChoose.org for a second consecutive year. The campaign launched in all Burlington stores yesterday, just in time to celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week. This in-store campaign runs now through June 11th. Customers can donate $1 or more at checkout at any Burlington location and once they do, they have helped to support public school teachers and their students.
DonorsChoose.org is an online national non-profit organization that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. U.S. public school teachers use the crowdfunding platform to request resources for a classroom project. Project needs range from basic supplies like pencils, markers, and paper, to more substantial requests like lab equipment, books, musical instruments and technology. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org sends the materials to the school.
"We're thrilled to be working with Burlington Stores for another year to help ensure children in every community have the tools and experiences needed for an excellent education," says Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. "The funds Burlington Stores raised during our first year helped to provide teachers and their students with the supplies and resources they need most."
"Burlington Stores is committed to improving the communities we live and work in and we are excited to continue to help students receive the supplies they need for a more valued learning experience," said Tom Kingsbury, chairman and CEO of Burlington Stores.
About Burlington Stores
Burlington is a national off-price retailer offering style for less with up to 65 percent off department store prices every day. Departments include ladies' dresses, suits, sportswear, juniors, accessories, menswear, family footwear and children's clothing. It also includes an assortment of furniture and accessories for baby at Baby Depot, home décor and gifts, along with the largest selection of coats in the nation for the entire family. Burlington has 567 stores in 45 States and Puerto Rico. For more, visit www.BurlingtonStores.com.
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. At this nonprofit website, teachers at over half of all the public schools in America have created project requests, and more than 2 million people have donated over $425 million to projects that inspire them. All told, 18 million students—most from low-income communities, and many in disaster-stricken areas—have received books, art supplies, field trips, technology, and other resources that they need to learn.
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