2020 Cash for Schools Program
Each year, during the months of September and October, K&B True Value has collected and matched customer donations to support the annual Cash for Schools program. This year, the program expanded thanks to the addition of co-sponsors Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits and Severn Bank.
A total of 3,000 donations, each averaging $5, were collected during the two-month period of the Cash for Schools program. Thanks to the matching funds from K&B True Value, Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits, and Severn Bank, which each donated $5,000, the program generated more than $30,000 for schools in the city of Annapolis.
Customers were able to choose which school received their donations, allowing Annapolis Elementary, Annapolis Middle, Annapolis High, Eastport Elementary, Hillsmere Elementary, St. Anne’s, and St. Martin’s to each receive donations of more than $2,000.
Schools administrators can use the funds at their own discretion and following are some of the ways the donations will be spent in their words:
“Annapolis High School is incredibly appreciative of the annual K&B True Value fundraiser. It is a great way for the local businesses and schools of the Annapolis area to unite and support students from all grade levels. This year, AHS plans to utilize the money from this fundraiser to support the food pantry at Annapolis High School (the Panther Pantry) as well as to help offset the costs of various expenses for our students such as the cost of registering for the SATs and AP exams as well as to pay for things such as yearbooks, caps and gowns, and credit recovery courses.”
“Eastport Elementary will use this donation to plan a school-wide PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) event when we are able to return to our building. Last year our whole school went on a boat trip, leaving from City Dock. It is amazing how many of my students have never had that experience, considering they live so close to the water.”
“Georgetown East Elementary plans on using the money to buy additional e-book subscriptions, for parent and guardian outreach, and incentives for our students."
“We intend to use the funds to support technology for students and teachers.”
“These funds will be used to support all facets of life at Key as we aim to safely educate our students in the midst of this global pandemic.”
St. Anne's School of Annapolis
“St. Anne’s School of Annapolis will use the generous funds raised in the Cash for School Program to keep our community safe. These funds will allow the School to improve on our existing safety measures, purchase additional sanitizing and cleaning supplies, and provide students and staff with up-to-date technology to enhance our place-based and virtual learning experiences.”
St. Martin's School
“St. Martin's Lutheran School is eternally grateful to K&B True Value Hardware, Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits and Severn Bank for their generosity and support of local schools like ours. Because of their kindness and the goodwill of our donors, St. Martin’s can continue to provide students with an exceptional Christian education in a safe and secure setting.”
St. Mary’s Elementary
“SMES plans to use the donation for technology needs in order to properly be able to teach distance learners.”
West Annapolis Elementary
“Your generous contribution will be used for student and teacher incentives and student goal setting incentives. When we can be back in the building together, we will use school funds to hold grade appropriate learning activities such as math bingo and to purchase spirit stick rewards for students.”
We give a huge thanks to our generous customers and sponsors for enabling this program to be so successful. We are so fortunate to be in a community that supports the local schools.
In addition to monetary donations, K&B True Value donated more than $9,000 in PPE supplies to these local schools in recent months to assist with protecting staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, both Georgetown East and Tyler Heights elementary schools in Annapolis each received products including hand sanitizer, KN95 face masks, and sanitizing wipes, valued at more than $800.