The Town Center CID recognizes local companies who are reaching out, fulfilling needs, and aiding their neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis. These are just a few of their stories:
The School Box, Inc.
1257-A Kennestone Circle, Marietta
The School Box, a local retailer for educational toys, games, and supplies, has operated as an essential business and a resource for this time of unexpected homeschooling, The School Box is working hard to provide their goods in a manner that is safe for their employees and customers.
They began by offering online and over-the-phone ordering with free curbside pick-up. They also have shared a number of online resources for first through sixth grades for free.
More recently, they were approached by numerous organizations, including Kennesaw State University and Georgia Tech to help them build unique supply kits to go with the programs they would be teaching their campers at home. This burst of new business left them thinking of other ways they could help some of these organization in the future — regardless of how they are teaching.
Founder and owner Dave Persson shares, “We have been building custom school supply kits for schools as a fundraising opportunity for the past four years. The sudden announcement that schools will start the year virtually has left a lot of schools scrambling for the best way to work with their families virtually. Several are working with us to create custom kits that differ from just school supplies so the students — mostly elementary age — will have hands-on items to support their learning at home.”
The School Box was stocked and ready for teachers to decorate their classrooms, but quickly has to pivot to help parents prepare for home learning. If you are in need of supplies or other learning tools for you or your children for the beginning of the new school year, The School Box is a great, local resource for all your needs.
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- The School Box, Inc.
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