The Supply Zone for Teachers, a service provided by the Brevard Schools Foundation, packed 27 pallets of school supply kits to be distributed to students in need. Wharton-Smith assisted with delivering three of those pallets to Fairglen, Mila, and Audubon Elementary Schools.
Distribution to the families was made possible through a system put in place by Brevard Public Schools (BPS). On March 23, BPS announced they were opening schools as food distribution centers for students living in poverty. To ensure social distancing, BPS asked parents to drive into the bus loop and release their trunk. A BPS employee places a meal package, or, in this case, a school supply kit, for each child into the trunk of the vehicle.
Delivering the three pallets were our very own Avery Eubank, Josh Shroyer, and Jacob “Rowdy” Miller. Special thanks for their help and service to the community!
“We were very fortunate to have the support of Wharton-Smith for our relief efforts. Their employees volunteered to distribute relief kits every single day that distributions were held,” said Supply Zone Program Manager Elizabeth Schrieber. “These generous individuals showed up first thing every morning, manually loaded hundreds of kits into their vehicles, and then spent hours standing in the hot sun in order to give these kits to children in need. Their compassion and dedication to our most vulnerable students is truly commendable.”
More about the Foundation and the Supply Zone
The Brevard Schools Foundation is a direct-support nonprofit organization that matches community resources with the needs of schools. Support may be in the form of financial contributions or in-kind gifts of goods and services.
The Supply Zone for Teachers, a service of the Foundation, is a resource center that provides free school supplies to local teachers and students at high-poverty schools. Established in 2014, the Cocoa-based center has served more than 100,000 students by distributing over $3 million in supplies.