Burlington Stores celebrated its arrival in Ahwatukee with something special for Kyrene del Milenio Elementary School – $10,000.
The discount clothing chain, which just opened for business at Ray Road and 46th Street, surprised Milenio’s staff last week through its partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org.
The money will be divided equally among Milenio classroom teachers to purchase supplies for their classrooms.
“Nearly two-thirds of all classroom materials are purchased by teachers from their own funds,” Kyrene School District said in a release, noting the website “provides teachers with an online marketplace of nearly 30 school specialty and office supply vendors, where they can purchase the materials and tools they need to better engage with their students.”
Milenio Principal Jaimie Weinberger called an assembly to make the announcement of the gift and Burlington representatives presented the teachers with a large facsimile of the gift.
“On behalf of the Milenio family, we would like to thank Burlington and AdoptAClassroom.org for adopting our entire school,” the school said in a release.
“Our teachers look forward to using the funds to enhance learning in our school and in their classrooms. We are thankful for the support we received. Thank you Burlington and AdoptAClassroom.org for your support of our school. We are overwhelmed by your generosity of this $10,000 check to help further our student’s education.”