LAKE MARY, Fla.— On Wednesday, February 22nd, Dixon Ticonderoga Company and Lowe’s will make a major pencil donation to the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF). Dixon Ticonderoga Company is donating 2.8 million pencils, valued over $460,000 to all Kids In Need Foundation Resource Centers across the nation on behalf of Lowe’s.
Dixon Ticonderoga Company, Lowe’s, and Kids In Need Foundation employees will be celebrating the donation at the following Resource Centers: Charlotte, NC, Indianapolis, IN, Minneapolis, MN, Dayton, OH, Tampa, FL. The five centers will be open to eligible program member teachers in the area for a shopping day. This donation will provide educators in the community with the resources they need to help equip students with school supplies.
“We know that when students are prepared with the tools they need to learn, they excel both in and out of the classroom,” said Dave Smith, Executive Director, The Kids In Need Foundation.
“Dixon Ticonderoga and Lowe’s understand that pencils are an integral part of classroom learning. School supplies are necessary to equip students nationwide for success.” Dixon Ticonderoga Company is a proud National Pencil and Fine Art sponsor of KINF. “We know that when kids have the tools they need, they will have a better classroom experience and their potential for success increases,” said CEO of Dixon Ticonderoga Company, Tim Gomez.
About Dixon Ticonderoga Company – Dixon Ticonderoga Company, established in 1795, manufactures and markets a wide range of school supplies, writing instruments, fine-art materials and office supplies under the Ticonderoga, Prang, Dixon, Oriole, DAS, Maimeri, LYRA, Daler-Rowney, Canson, and Bob Ross brands. Headquartered in Lake Mary, FL, the company is a subsidiary of the publicly held Milan-based Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini S.p.A. (FILA). For more information, visit www.DixonUSA.com.
About Kids In Need Foundation – The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. The Kids In Need Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995, has distributed nearly $800 million in school supplies, directly benefiting 5.4 million students and more than 150,000 teachers last year. For more information, visit www.KINF.org, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @KidsInNeed
About Lowe’s in the Community – Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $250 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, www.newsroom.lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.