At CBRE | Heery, we see the impact facilities have on the education process and the positive effect quality environments have on student performance. Of even greater value, we believe, are the personal tools students use to learn within those environments. Items like #2 pencils, book bags, and notebook paper are essential to their success throughout the school year.
While the back-to-school season is often an exciting time when kids readily prepare their backpacks and lockers for the upcoming year, many families struggle to afford the supplies often required by schools. CBRE | Heery’s Landover office recognized that students and families of one of its own K-12 projects, Jessup Elementary School, faced this challenge. In an effort to relieve some of this financial burden, the Landover team held a school supply drive to collect items for K-4 students in need.
Over the summer, Landover staff donated money and supplies to fill 24 backpacks and provide the teaching staff with additional bulk items for their supply closets. CBRE |Heery’s on-site project team delivered the donations to Jessup Elementary School with the backpacks ready for students to pick up before school starts on September 4.