December 18, 2018
ACE Cash Express Provides Funds for School Supplies to Classrooms
More than 250 ACE Cash Express stores in Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina have raised a total of $63,112 for AdoptAClassroom.org, the national nonprofit that provides funding for K-12 teachers to purchase classroom supplies, during ACE’s annual Give A Little Campaign.
“We’re grateful to have ACE’s continued support through their annual Give A Little fundraising campaign,” said AdoptAClassroom.org Executive Director Ann Pifer. “Their donation helps support teachers in ACE communities across the country, who are often purchasing classroom supplies out of pocket to ensure their students’ success.”
The Give A Little Campaign is a national in-store fundraiser that supports local charities that are chosen by ACE employees. ACE’s support of AdoptAClassroom.org helps alleviate some of the financial burden faced by teachers who want to make sure that all their students have an equal chance to learn and thrive.
“We are glad to show our appreciation for teachers by providing the funds they need to help their students be successful in the classroom,” said Eric Norrington, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at ACE Cash Express. “At ACE, we value the importance of education, and we continue to support organizations that further this mission.”
Nationally, the 2018 Give A Little Campaign raised $212,706 for the local chapters of charities across the country including AdoptAClassroom.org, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Autism Speaks, Back on My Feet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs and Save the Children. This fundraiser is a part of ACE’s charitable-giving program, the ACE Community Fund, which has donated more than $12 million to organizations across the nation since its inception in 2004.
AdoptAClassroom.org advances equity in education by powering today’s classrooms to prepare tomorrow’s graduates. The national, award-winning 501(c)(3), makes it easy for individual donors and corporate sponsors to donate funds to K-12 classrooms in public, private and charter schools throughout the U.S. On average, teachers spend $740 of their own money each year to equip their classrooms - 28% of teachers spend more than $1000 annually. Since 1998 AdoptAClassroom.org has raised more than $36 million and benefited 4.5 million students in more than 178,000 classrooms. 2018 marks the organization’s 20th year supporting teachers and classrooms. AdoptAClassroom.org holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. For more information, or to adopt a classroom, please visit www.adoptaclassroom.org.