United Way gets students and teachers ready for successful start with ‘Stock the School’ event

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As part of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Stock the School event, presented by Mr. Cooper, volunteers visited Cedar Crest Elementary School Aug. 10 to collect and stock essential learning supplies and provide a facelift to the facilities.

United Way volunteers stuffed dozens of classroom kits with much-needed supplies, including composition notebooks, folders, markers and pencils, before the first day of school on Aug. 19. In addition to sorting donated supplies, more than 100 volunteers worked to revitalize areas of the school to create a re-energized, positive learning environment.

Projects included remodeling teacher workspaces, painting and cleaning shared spaces, and assembling and installing updated educational décor. The event, supported by Mr. Cooper and and TXU Energy, aimed to ensure students and teachers walk into the classroom confident, empowered and prepared from day one.

“We are especially proud to support United Way’s work to help North Texas teachers and students get excited and ready for a successful school year,” said Francis Lobo, Chief Business and Product Officer at Mr. Cooper. “We want to equip and empower students early on by providing essential supplies to make them feel confident both academically and socially laying the foundation for a bright future.”

“Together, we can ease financial stress for students, allowing them to focus on learning and starting strong on the path toward academic achievement,” added Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “United Way is committed to putting opportunity in the hands of North Texans, ensuring all students can thrive and succeed.”

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