Lockheed Martin Serves Students in Central Florida
ORLANDO, FL, 24-AUG-06 --
This week, Lockheed Martin employees in Central Florida helped ensure that students in the community have the school supplies needed for an equal education. Through a partnership with local organization, A Gift For Teaching, Lockheed Martin employees donated over one ton of school supplies for Central Florida’s neediest students through the Push for Pencils campaign.
In addition to the classroom supplies, Lockheed Martin interns have volunteered their time in the A Gift For Teaching warehouse to sort and stock items in preparation for the start of the academic year.
Lockheed Martin has partnered with A Gift For Teaching for two years in their mission to serve students in the area. The company provided financial support for the Big Schoolhouse Project, the construction of a permanent warehouse to store free school supplies for public school teachers who are in need of additional resources. The Free Store distributes nearly $35,000 worth of school supplies daily to teachers and students.
“To sustain those services, A Gift For Teaching hopes to collect $224,000 in basic school supplies and financial donations,” said Tobi Allen, community relations manager for Lockheed Martin. “Lockheed Martin is dedicated to improving the quality of education in the Central Florida community. By supporting education, Lockheed Martin is encouraging tomorrow’s scientists, inventors and business leaders to explore their creativity and apply their ideas today.”
This year, Lockheed Martin celebrates 50 years of community support in the Orlando area. Since establishing offices in 1956, the employees of Lockheed Martin have been committed to improving the community in which they live and work.