Burlington Stores, the national off-price retailer, through its partnership with the national non-profit organization, AdoptAClassroom.org, has donated $5,000 towards school supplies to Merrillville Community School Corporation’s Fieler Elementary School in celebration of its new store now open in Merrillville Plaza, 2020 E Lincoln Hwy.
A representative from AdoptAClassroom.org contacted school administrators and helped to secure the donation for Fieler Elementary School.
According to Principal Michael Megyesi, the teachers will use the funds on a number of new classroom items, such as visual timers, dry erase boards, puzzles, card games, classroom library books, easy access bins for storing the books, science materials, fidgets, and more.
“On behalf of the teachers and staff at Fieler Elementary School, I would like to welcome our new local Burlington store and thank them and AdoptAClassroom.org for their generous donation to our school,” said Mr. Megyesi. “Our teachers are so excited to purchase the tools they need, whether teaching in the classroom or from home. We are thankful for the support we received from Burlington and AdoptAClassroom.org.”
Burlington is committed to supporting education through its partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org. Each time Burlington opens a new store, Burlington celebrates by adopting and funding a local elementary school in the market. The new Burlington store is now open in Merrillville, providing merchandise for home and families.