Junior Achievement collecting school supplies
for students impacted by Hurricane Ian
Many SWFL students left with no supplies to return to school
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 25, 2022) – Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JA) is asking for donations of school supplies to help replenish items needed as Southwest Florida students and teachers impacted by Hurricane Ian return to class. Donations of brand-new items can be made at 13241 University Drive, Suite 102, in Fort Myers, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., now until Dec.1.
“Schools are reopening, and due to the damage at area schools and families’ homes, parents are concerned that children will have no supplies to go back to school with,” said Angela Fisher, president and CEO of JA. “There is a huge need for school supplies right now and Junior Achievement wants to help give these families one less thing to worry about as they recover from the storm. Every child deserves an education, and we are asking the community to help us provide the tools needed so they can focus on learning and keep moving forward.”
The supplies most in need include:
- Basic School Supplies: Backpacks, pencils, composition notebooks, colored pencils, crayons, glue sticks, student scissors, markers, graph paper, filler paper, folders, construction paper, coloring books, and puzzles.
- Classroom Needs: Kleenex tissues, dry-erase markers, printer paper, Clorox wipes, & hand sanitizer.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. For more information, please visit www.JASWFL.org, call 239-225-2590, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.8 million students per year in more than 105 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide.
Locally, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida partnered with classroom business volunteers during the 2021-2022 school year to provide nearly 135,000 hours of instruction to nearly 14,800 students in 589 classes throughout Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties. For more information on Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, visit www.JASWFL.org, call (239) 225-2590 or email email@example.com.