Although the school year just ended, students and teachers are already struggling to make sure they are prepared for the next school year. According to a survey by Deloitte, parents spend an average of $122 on back to school supplies alone. That cost skyrockets when factoring in the average $239 spent on back to school clothing and shoes. Many families with lower income in the Hartford area struggle to meet the necessary yet costly demands for a successful educational experience for their children.
Hoffman Auto Group, NBC Connecticut, and Travelers have joined forces for Supporting Our Schools drive. All proceeds will benefit students and schools affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford. It’s been proven that children thrive when their basic needs are met and they have opportunities to learn, grow and explore. This is your opportunity to make that difference for children and classrooms from Kindergarten through high school.
There are three ways that you can get involved in Supporting Our Schools:
- July 29 is our one day drive from 9am – 12pm at Hoffman Auto Group of East Hartford, 650 Connecticut Boulevard, East Hartford, CT, 06108.
- July 1 – 29 all Hoffman Auto Group locations will have a donation box that you can stop in and donate school supplies. The locations include:
- Hoffman Audi/Auto Body – 700 Connecticut Boulevard
- Hoffman Ford Lincoln – 600 Connecticut Boulevard
- Hoffman Lexus – 750 Connecticut Boulevard
- Hoffman Porsche – 630 Connecticut Boulevard
- Hoffman Honda – 40 Albany Turnpike, Route 44 Avon/Canton line
- Hoffman Nissan/Auto Body – 46 Albany Turnpike, Route 44 Avon/Canton line
- Hoffman Toyota – 36 Albany Turnpike, Route 44 Avon/Canton line
- Hoffman Audi – 490 Broad Street
- Hoffman BMW – 699 Straits Turnpike
3. July 1 – 29 Donate directly at donorschoose.org/nbcct. This site will direct you to specific teacher requests for enrichment tools for their classroom.
Need some ideas on what to donate? Here’s an easy checklist for you. Click here to download a printable copy to take along while you shop!