From left, Ken Mahoney, SVP of Operations at Bartell Drugs; Hannah Kubiak, communications manager at Bartell Drugs; and Michael Gillespie, senior director of Corporate Engagement at World Vision. COURTESY PHOTO

From left, Ken Mahoney, SVP of Operations at Bartell Drugs; Hannah Kubiak, communications manager at Bartell Drugs; and Michael Gillespie, senior director of Corporate Engagement at World Vision. COURTESY PHOTO

More than $116,000 collected during Bartell’s School Tools donation drive

2019 was the best campaign in 17-year partnership

  • Monday, September 30, 2019 10:30am
  • Business

Pencils, markers, paper, glue. For most kids, these supplies are standard issue, paid for by their parents. But for many others, the means to provide these essential tools is out of reach.

Bartell Drugs, in partnership with local radio station STAR 101.5 and World Vision, is helping more students than ever. The 17th Annual School Tools program collected $116,270 in donations from generous communities in Pierce, Snohomish and King counties. All donations of school supplies and hygiene products will directly support local students in the Greater Puget Sound area.

“We want to thank all of our customers who helped make this program the most successful it has ever been. Their generosity is a reminder of how much Seattleites truly care about their neighbors,” said Kathi Lentzsch, CEO of Bartell Drugs. “This program wouldn’t be possible without the enthusiasm and support from our store employees who care so much about the people in their communities. I am thrilled by the results of this years’ donation drive.”

Items collected during the drive have been donated to World Vision’s Teacher Resource Center in Fife. This center serves more than 70,000 students in 152 elementary, middle and high schools located in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Donated items help re-stock the center where teachers “shop” for supplies for qualifying students.

For more information, visit bartelldrugs.com.

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