San Antonio, Texas – Medina Valley ISD kicked off Convocation Week with a big welcome and new supplies for classrooms. As part of the welcome back ceremony, the Medina Valley Education Foundation and O’Connell Robertson distributed teacher tool kits to expand classroom resources. The tool kits consisted of donated items such as pens, pencils, scissors, hand sanitizers and Kleenex.
“This was the very first MVISD Convocation where the staff was surprised with Teacher Tool Kits and $25 gift cards. By providing “toolkits” to teachers we can actually reach or help more students. For every teacher toolkit, up to 30 or more students can be helped,” said Holly Haby, Secretary & District Liaison for the Medina Valley Education Foundation. “MVISD has a generous community, but with corporate support from partners like O’Connell Robertson the MVEF is able to do so much more for the students in our very fast growing school district.”
The Medina Education Foundation’s mission is to inspire community relationships to provide a positive impact for Medina Valley ISD. As a non-profit organization they seek opportunities to generate and distribute resources that will enrich, maintain, and expand programs at MVISD.
“This program provides O’Connell Robertson an opportunity to give back to teachers, enabling them to focus on instructional delivery and teaching, without worrying about supplies for their activities, said Danny Cornejo, Regional Director of Business Development. “Individual staff members throughout our Firm donated items to assist teachers in collecting the tools needed on a daily basis.”
The “Teacher Toolkit” donation drive was created by the Foundation as a way to alleviate some of the financial burden placed on teachers to prepare themselves and students for the school year. Statistics show that a classroom teacher will spend on average about $479 of their own money on school supplies. O’Connell Robertson collected donations for the tool kits from both their San Antonio and Austin offices, donating over 40 tool kits to the district.