Friday, December 6, 2013

Visit the "Education Tree" at the Mall at Robinson!

Will you be stopping by the Mall at Robinson this holiday season? Then consider stopping by the Education Tree!
 Helping local children in need for the holidays just got much easier. This holiday season, The Education Partnership and The Mall at Robinson are teaming up to provide children with the gift of school supplies. The mall is hosting an Education Tree, a display provided by The Education Partnership to encourage community donations, through Christmas. To participate, shoppers can visit the display in the Grand Court (next to Starbucks and JCPenney), or visit online at

A simple $15 donation will provide children with necessary school supplies – and all who donate at the tree in the mall will receive an acknowledgement card and a handmade ornament, making it a meaningful gift to cross off any shopper’s wishlist. Beyond providing supplies, the donations are helping local students achieve success in the classroom – and providing them with the confidence to do so. 
“For many of the children that we help throughout the year, school supplies may be the only gifts they receive during the holidays,” said Justin Brown, Executive Director, The Education Partnership. “We’re seeing that our community is inspired by this need, and we’re hoping that our Education Tree, which is located at a central location in the Mall, will motivate holiday shoppers to give back to these deserving children.”

More than 30,000 students in southwest Pa attend schools that are eligible to receive services from  The Education Partnership. To reach these numbers, a $15 donation provides a local student with a holiday kit – which can include crayons, notebooks, toothbrushes, pens and other essentials including hygiene items. Beyond that, a $25 donation will support a local student for an entire school year. 
“The presence of the Education Tree calls upon each of us to consider what life might be like for a child who faces a school day without the things they need to be successful,” said Shema Krinsky, Director of Marketing, The Mall at Robinson. “While we’re holiday shopping, we are all reminded that we have an opportunity to support local families who need our help.”  
Please consider supporting this with your donation this holiday season!

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