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Meijer Inc. is partnering with Artwork for Education to help schools raise classroom dollars by reproducing student artwork into greeting cards.
The greeting cards are on sale in 30 Meijer stores in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana. “Meijer is honored to partner with Artwork for Education in supporting education in the local community,” said Cynthia Brown, senior buyer for Meijer’s card and party department. “We believe it is part of our responsibility to contribute to the education of the children and youth in our communities, which is why we actively seek opportunities to support learning programs in local schools.”
The Artwork for Education fundraising program encourages local schools to submit student artwork for greeting card reproduction. The cards are sold online and are available for purchase at 30 Meijer stores in the Midwest.
For each card sold, Meijer and Artwork for Education will donate 50 cents to participating schools in the Meijer footprint.
“Schools require extra sources of funds, and many cannot afford even the most basic needs. Our relationship with Meijer and Meijer shoppers will provide a source of those funds we hope will extend to every school in their service areas,” said Charles Paul, Artwork for Education CEO. “It's completely free for any school, and we welcome the opportunity to showcase the fantastic art created by students throughout the Meijer region.”
The cards, which are blank inside, feature artwork and messages in a variety of categories, including birthdays, holidays and get well. The back of the card lists the name and age of the student, and the school that is benefiting from the fundraiser.
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer operates 199 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.