FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 30, 2016
Director of Marketing.
SCHOOL SUPPLY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM TO BENEFIT LOUISIANA STUDENTS FOLLOWING HISTORIC FLOODING
Educational Products, Inc. Partnering with Louisiana Association of United Ways for Online School Supply Drive
HOUSTON – In response to the historic flooding in Louisiana, Educational Products, Inc. (EPI), the leader in prepackaged school supply programs, has initiated the Louisiana Flood Relief School Supply Sponsorship Program as part of a national effort to provide relief for the victims of flooding.
The flooding in Louisiana this August is the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina in 2012. It has delayed the start of the 2016-2017 school year in many areas and left many students without the proper materials needed in the classroom.
EPI is asking individuals to visit www.educationalproducts.com/donate and sponsor a school supply pack for $15 now through Sept 23. The packs include the basic tools students need for academic success.
For every 5 packs purchased online, EPI will donate one pack to the relief effort.
“With up to a quarter-million students impacted by the flooding in Louisiana, EPI wanted to give families one less thing to worry about during this stressful time,” said Ron Phelan, CEO of EPI. “Seeing so many schools and homes under water motivated us to initiate this program. Not only did we want to lend a hand but, provide an opportunity for others to offer their support.”
Each pack includes 28 items such as paper, pens, colored pencils, crayons, glue sticks, composition books and more. The EPI packs cost 50% less compared to the standard retail price at a national retailer. EPI leverages its buying power to reduce costs, plus delivers the supplies in convenient shrink wrapped packaging for easier distribution.
EPI is partnering with the Louisiana Association of United Ways that will be responsible for distributing the packs to schools and families in Louisiana.
This program is an extension of the School Supply Outreach Program from EPI that works with corporations, nonprofits and churches to provide supplies for students in their communities.
For more information on Educational Products, Inc., visit www.educationalproducts.com or call (800) 365-5345.
For more information on Louisiana Association of United Ways, visit www.launitedway.org or call (225) 218-2613.
About Educational Products, Incorporated:
Educational Products, Inc. (EPI) is a division of Excelligence® Learning Company, and is the leader in prepackaged and bulk school supply programs. For over 35 years, EPI has helped schools and parents save time and money on school supplies. Additionally, EPI works with nonprofits, school districts, churches and corporations seeking to sponsor school supplies for students in their communities as part of the School Supply Outreach Program. Beyond school supplies, EPI helps schools and organizations by offering quality custom imprinted apparel, fundraising programs, and science fair supplies.
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