You remember that excitement you used to get when shopping for back-to-school supplies for a new school year right? A brand new set of markers, some folders, a binder or two, and of course a new book bag to start the year off right!
But not all students are fortunate enough to be able to afford new school supplies each year. That’s why Cardinal Plaza Shell is happy to partner with Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue each year in August to help provide school supplies and backpacks for children in need.
Cardinal Plaza Shell will donate $5 to Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue for every oil change and lube service we perform in the month of August. Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue is a great organization that reaches out to children in need in the area, and they are our Featured Community Partner this month. Led by local hero, Captain Will Bailey from Fairfax Fire and Rescue, this wonderful organization was able to distribute book bags, school supplies, coats and toys to more than 3,500 local underprivileged school children last year.
We were fortunate enough to meet Captain Bailey in 2012, and were amazed to hear that he had been doing wonderful things for children in our community for more than 20 years. We were hooked, and have been supporting his mission ever since!
With your help, we are hoping to sponsor 250 backpacks filled with school supplies for children in need. All you have to do is come get you oil change taken care of at Cardinal Plaza Shell, and we’ll take care of the rest! Of course you can also talk to us if you would like to donate supplies or anything else to the cause. In November we will be working with the Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue group again and hope to sponsor 100 winter coats. For more information about this great organization, please visit their website: http://www.ffandfriends2therescue.org.