DENVER, Colo., (August 19, 2013) — Children
in the Denver-area will receive school supplies next week courtesy of the Stuff
for Students drive organized by Volunteers of America, 9NEWS and King Soopers.
Jones International University® (JIU®)
partnered with these organizations and aided in the collection effort from
August 2 – 23. At the end of the collection
period, JIU collected and delivered 1,890 individual back-to-school supply
items for the drive. Once sorted, Volunteers of America will distribute the
school supplies to children in need.
Every year, the list of school supplies
required by students grows along with the costs associated with these
materials. For low-income families, the coming of the new school year can be a
financial burden. In an effort to help defray this need-based cost for
low-income families, Volunteers of America created the Stuff for Students
drive, a community service program that collects school supplies for children
in need. Volunteers of America works with corporate partners and individual
donors in the Denver area to collect supplies which are then distributed to
teachers in local school districts. Teachers may distribute supplies to
children in their classroom to help the maximum number of students reach their
"With the cost of school supplies
averaging about $75 per child, many families struggle to provide their children
with basic supplies for the school year. The Stuff for Students drive ensures
children in need will receive all the materials they need to get the school
year off to a good start." stated Bryan Wallace, Chief Operations Officer
at Jones International University.
Volunteers of America is a nonprofit
organization providing a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 paid,
professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives
and reach their full potential. Through
thousands of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers
of America helps more than 2 and a half million people in over 400
communities in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Donations to the Stuff for Students drive are always welcome. Please visit the following site for more
information or to donate now: http://www.voacolorado.org/Events/Stuff-for-Students. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
for further assistance.
About Jones International, Ltd.
As the pioneer in online education, Jones
International University, offers an unparalleled online educational
experience that provides essential tools and strategies for career starters, career
changers, and career advancers around the globe. JIU offers an array of online
undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees and professional
certificate programs in the fields of business administration, education, and business
communication and employs some of the greatest minds from many of the world’s