Volunteer Florida and ADT #BringABook Project Collects Over 10,000 Books
Students, Superintendent Join Celebration During Book Distribution Event at ADT HQ
TALLAHASSEE – Volunteer Florida and ADT announced at a book distribution event today that the month-long #BringABook service project collected 10,000 books for Florida students. The event, which was co-hosted by ADT and Volunteer Florida, was held in conjunction with Florida Volunteer Month and the ADT Always Cares Annual Week of Service.
“Volunteer Florida is proud to work with ADT to engage the company’s 3,600 Florida employees in meaningful service to students and families,” said Chester W. Spellman, CEO of Volunteer Florida. “When the public sector, the non-profit community, and the private sector work together with enthusiasm and intention, the results can be extraordinary. We are thrilled to grow Volunteer Florida’s signature #BringABook project statewide and hope to grow the number of books we collect next year!”
“As a signature initiative of our Annual Week of Service, ADT is thrilled to support children in our home state through partnering with Volunteer Florida on their #BringABook service project,” said Alex Price, ADT’s Sr. Manager of Community Relations. “We thank the recipient organizations and schools in each of our Florida communities for all they do to help children succeed regardless of circumstances.”
“Thanks to ADT and Volunteer Florida, students across the state and right here in Palm Beach County will have new tools to fight the “summer slide,” said Palm Beach County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Avossa. “In addition to encouraging students to read at home, #BringABook also ensures that our students will go back to school in the fall more prepared and excited to read.”
Throughout April, ADT employees collected new and gently-used elementary school books from employees at 18 ADT offices across the state. The books will be donated to recipient organizations in each region – remaining in communities where ADT employees live and work. In South Florida, the recipient organization is the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. A Volunteer Florida grantee, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County will deploy its 40 AmeriCorps members to mentor and tutor students over the summer months using some of the books collected during #BringABook.
Students at Citrus Cove Elementary School in Palm Beach County also participated, collecting approximately 200 books from their classmates. The Volunteer Florida and ADT #BringABook project collected over 10,000 books total.
Volunteer Florida and ADT encourage Floridians to use the hashtags #ServeFL and#ADTCares when sharing their photos and service stories.
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The ADT Corporation (NYSE: ADT) is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT’s broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse® interactive home and business solutions, and health services, meet a range of customer needs for today’s active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, ADT helps provide peace of mind to nearly seven million customers, and it employs approximately 17,100 people at 200 locations. More information is available at www.adt.com.