“It’s a way to lift up the community” said Susan Roller, Membership Manager of Costco Wholesale in Warminster.
Eight large boxes filled with a variety of book bags were gladly accepted by William Tennent High School Building Supervisor, Ron Wolf at the Costco Wholesale Warehouse located in Warminster. The book bags will be distributed to families in need before the start of school from the Centennial School District Administration Building.
Families in the Centennial School District who qualify for the free or reduced meals program will be notified to pick up their book bag. The bags will only be available on first come, first serve basis to those families who qualify.
“This donation means a lot to our district. For our students, it’s a boost to their self-esteem. It helps to let the children know that there are people who care about them and their families. With the current economy, many families just don’t have the funds for new book bags. This is a chance to get something new. What child doesn’t love getting a new book bag to start the school year?” says Centennial School District Superintendent, Dr. Joyce Mundy.
The Costco Book Bag Program is a nationwide program, started in 1993. For the past two years, the Warminster Costco Wholesale Warehouse has donated book bags to Centennial School District.
“We thank Costco Warehouse, a partner in education for providing these book bags. It will be fun to watch students pick out their book bags and to see them get excited about the new school year”, said Dr. Joyce Mundy.