Lancaster, Pa. -- Ecore recently hosted the “Just 4 Things” school supply drive, and collected 4,712 items to benefit four elementary schools in the School District of Lancaster in Lancaster, Pa. The supply drive ran from June 3 - July 31, and the four schools benefiting from it include Fulton, Carter & MacRae, Washington, and King elementary schools.

In an effort to collect as many supplies as possible, Ecore encouraged its employees to develop teams of 10 people to compete with one another to gather everything from hand soap, pencils, and deodorant to school uniforms and socks. Nine teams participated. The winning team collected 1,864 items.

“This friendly competition was a great motivator to encourage our employees to collect as many items as possible to benefit children in our city,” said Art Dodge III, president and CEO of Ecore. “Our goal was to collect 1,000 items, and we far surpassed it. When our employees are challenged to support those who are less fortunate, they always come through and exceed expectations. I am so proud to have a company that is comprised of people like this.”

Annette Rosa-Pabon, community school director for Fulton Elementary School, was very thankful for Ecore’s contribution. “I'm over the moon about this incredible response of support for our school community. Ecore's generous contribution of supplies helps to remove barriers for our neediest students and ensure a successful start to the school year.”

In addition to participants dropping off physical donations, Ecore also utilized YouGive Goods, an online organization that allowed employees to make donations electronically through a user-friendly online team challenge.

“The Ecore Back-To-School Supply Drive made a positive impact in the lives of children in need in the Lancaster community,” said Michelle Seideneck, director of strategic partnerships with YouGiveGoods. “When we lift up those in need, we help to build stronger communities.”

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