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Tools for Schools Broward Logo(Pompano Beach, Fla.) – The Miami Market of Safelite AutoGlass®, a national provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, recently presented a check from the Safelite Charitable Foundation for $833 to Tom Severino, the president and CEO of the Broward Education Foundation, to support the Tools for Schools Broward center on Copans Road. An additional $250, earned from the recycling of more than 45,000 pounds of materials Safelite uses in the repair and replacement of glass, also was donated to the Center. This donation will help offset the more than $500,000 in free school supplies distributed during the year at the Center for teachers who work at in Broward County Title I schools that qualify for financial support from the Federal government. Teachers in these schools often spend $1,000 or more of their own money to purchase school supplies for their students.

“Thanks to our partnership with the State Farm Agent Michele Greene and her company’s annual school supply drive, we were proud to be able to donate these funds to such an important cause,” said Dan Pray, Safelite district manager.

“A huge thank you to the team at Safelite, as their efforts represent another fabulous turnout for a worthy campaign in our area,” added Greene.

Severino says annual support from local drives like this help the Annual Tools for Schools Broward School Supply campaign to gather the basic tools Broward students need to succeed in school.

“Companies like Safelite, State Farm and so many others help us achieve our goal is to eliminate the need for teachers to dip into their own pockets, while providing critical tools for learning to our most deserving students.”

Additional lead supporters of the back to school campaign include JM Family, Wells Fargo, Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, PRIDE Center, and Brightstar Credit Union.

About the Broward Education Foundation:

Tools for Schools Broward is a 8,000-square-foot center, which provides teachers in low income schools the chance to shop for free supplies they need year round. Since it was formed in January 2001, the facility has provided more than $4 million in new school supplies to teachers in Title I schools.

Established in 1983, the non-profit Broward Education Foundation (BEF) seeks private contributions to supplement the public funding schools receive. The Foundation also raises support from the private sector and charitable foundations to provide post-secondary scholarships to college or trade-bound high school graduates who have exhausted all other sources of support and grants to support innovative curriculum in the classroom.

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