SALT LAKE CITY—August 23, 2011—Agents and staff in Commerce Real Estate Solutions’ Utah offices and divisions competed against each other during the past five weeks to collect supplies for seven Title 1 schools.
The firm’s School Supply Drive Competition grossed 3,156 much needed items to be shared among the seven schools, such as crayons, glue sticks, pencils, sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer. Each agent and staff member spent their own money to purchase the supplies that will be delivered just in time for teachers and students to start the school year.
“We have had so much fun competing with each other to collect these school supplies for our nearby schools,” said Michael Lawson, President and CEO of Commerce Real Estate Solutions. “The Title 1 federal funding these schools receive does not include appropriations for supplies and we frequently hear of teachers and administrators purchasing supplies for their students out of their own pockets. We hope to alleviate this by what we have been able to provide through our internal supply drive.”