Henderson Mill Elementary School Receives $5,000 Donation from New Burlington Store
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – Burlington Stores, the national off-price retailer, through its partnership with the national non-profit organization, AdoptAClassroom.org, has donated $5,000 towards school supplies to Henderson Mill Elementary School in celebration of its new store now open in Tucker at 2126 Henderson Mill Road.
A representative from AdoptAClassroom.org contacted school administrators and helped to secure the donation for Henderson Mill, which will provide at least $100 in new supplies for each teacher’s classroom.
According to Principal Cassandra Moore, the teachers will use the funds on a number of new classroom items.
“On behalf of the DeKalb County School District and Henderson Mill Elementary School, I would like to welcome our new local Burlington store and thank them and AdoptAClassroom.org for their generous donation to our school,” said Principal Moore. “We appreciate Burlington’s and AdoptAClassroom.org’s generosity. Our school will put the donation to good use in supporting our teachers and students.”
Burlington is committed to supporting education through its partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org. Each time Burlington opens a new store, Burlington celebrates by adopting and funding a local elementary school in their store community. The new Burlington store is now open at 2126 Henderson Mill Road in Tucker and provides ‘wow- deals’ for the entire family and home.
“What I love about Burlington is that any time we go into a community, we actually like to give back to that community,” said Monique Alexander, Burlington Stores district manager. “Normally, other retailers would give back to some national organization, but we actually give back to a school in that community. Giving back to us is really important because we know that without the support of families and community, we wouldn’t be here. That’s the reason why we want to give back to the places that we’re retailers in.”
About Burlington Stores
Burlington Stores, Inc., headquartered in New Jersey, is a nationally recognized off-price retailer with Fiscal 2020 net sales of $5.8 billion. The Company is a Fortune 500 company and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BURL.” The Company operated 784 stores as of the end of the first quarter of Fiscal 2021, in 45 states and Puerto Rico, principally under the name Burlington Stores. The Company’s stores offer an extensive selection of in-season, fashion-focused merchandise at up to 60% off other retailers’ prices, including women’s ready-to-wear apparel, menswear, youth apparel, baby, beauty, footwear, accessories, home, toys, gifts and coats. For more, visit Burlington.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok.
AdoptAClassroom.org believes every child deserves the tools and materials they need to learn and succeed in school. The national, tech-based nonprofit connects donors and sponsors with PreK-12 teachers and schools to help equip more classrooms and students with school supplies. Since 1998, AdoptAClassroom.org has raised $57 million and supported more than 5.8 million students across the U.S. The 501(c)(3) holds the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the highest transparency rating offered by GuideStar. For more information, or to make a donation, please visit www.adoptaclassroom.org.
About DeKalb County School District
DeKalb County School District is Georgia’s third largest school system. Under the leadership of Superintendent Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris and the Board of Education, we prepare students for college and careers through a laser focus on rigorous, relevant classroom instruction related to each child’s needs. The District serves over 93,000 students, over 140 schools and centers, and 15,500 employees, including 6,600 teachers. Students and parents speak over 185 languages and represent over 155 nations. With a laser focus, DCSD is a leader in STEM curriculum with 10 certified schools and programs in more than 90 schools. School choice options are available in nearly 50 schools to include theme, magnet, IB, charter, and Montessori options.