On Saturday, July 22, the Buckeye Super Heroes hosted The Learning “Cause,” an annual back to school community event. This year over 600 students in grades kindergarten through 12th, received new backpacks and school supplies. Younger children, birth through preschool, received early literacy activities and parent information, and a children’s book.
The event day was successful due to the many volunteers that gave selflessly of their time. The Boy Scouts of America Troop #515 hosted a booth, the Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary hosted the Volunteer Appreciation Room where food and drinks were available, and they made gift bags for each volunteer. Weeks prior to the event, volunteers registered the families for the event, organized and assisted with paperwork, sorted and inventoried the supplies, and set up and decorated the gymnasium.
The supplies and backpacks were donated by community members, churches and businesses. There were many service clubs, and businesses that supported the event including the Rotary Club, Lions Club, Buckeye Women’s Club, Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce, United Buckeye Firefighter Charities, Jones Ford Buckeye, CORE Construction, and PepsiCo. Grants were awarded from The Salvation Army to purchase shoe gift cards, and Walmart Distribution Center to purchase backpacks for wholesale prices and supplies in bulk.
Buckeye Super Heroes would like to thank all of the individuals, groups, and businesses that supported The Learning “Cause.” It was successful because you cared about the youth in this community, and their future academic success.
Buckeye Super Heroes is a community of partners committing resources, time, and talents to children and residents in need. The core group consists of All Faith Community Services, Buckeye Elementary School District, Buckeye Family Resource Center, City of Buckeye Fire and Police, Palm Valley Church and The Salvation Army.
For more information about the Super Heroes, visit www.facebook.com/buckeyesuperheroes.
Buckeye Elementary School District, Arizona District 33, is a PreK-8 school district in Buckeye, Ariz. educating more than 5,200 students and employing more than 600 staff. The district consists of seven K-8 schools, Bales Elementary School, Buckeye Elementary School, Inca Elementary School, Jasinski Elementary School, Marionneaux Elementary School, Sundance Elementary School and WestPark Elementary School. In addition, the school district also includes the Buckeye Elementary Preschool and the Buckeye Family Resource Center. For more information about BESD go to www.besd33.org.