French Toast to Donate School Uniforms to 100 Children at Russell Byers Charter School

Students Part of Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Program

Jan 11, 2010, 10:17 ET from French Toast




PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- French Toast (, a leading supplier of value-priced school uniforms for boys and girls, today announced that it will be donating a full school uniform to each of 100 children at the Russell Byers Charter School in Philadelphia. The children, in grades 3-6, are all paired with mentors through Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania's School-Based mentoring program.


Michael Arking, president of, said: "French Toast is pleased to be able to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania, to help the children of the Russell Byers Charter School. We greatly admire the school's commitment to academic excellence combined with civic responsibility and community service, and we hope our contribution will help the children achieve their goals."


Who: French Toast (Michael Arking), The Russell Byers Charter School (Anna Sophocles Hadgis, Principal; Akosua Watts, Assistant Principal), and Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA. Representatives of each of these organizations will be available for interview, including 20-25 of the children who will be receiving their school uniforms.


What: School Uniform Donation.


Where: The Multipurpose Room at The Russell Byers Charter School, 1911 Arch Street in Philadelphia.


When: Wednesday, January 13, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

 CONTACT: For French Toast, Jeff Siegel, Monarch Communications, +1-516-569-4271, or For Big Brothers Big Sisters, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Rachelle Damminger +1-267-255-1162, 

SOURCE French Toast