For over 33 years, Perma-Seal has been focused on continual improvement and doing the right thing for our Clients, Tribe, Partners and Community. When we were contacted by Schools Count Corp. and heard about their mission to help Chicago schools and students in areas of poverty, we were happy to lend a hand.
Since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Schools Count Corp. has been helping people in various parts of the country that have suffered through floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and other similar events. Three years ago, they decided to make a “man-made” relief effort in the city of Chicago by delivering school supplies, winter coats, music instruments and even sporting equipment to schools in need.
At Perma-Seal, participating in projects such as these, and partnering with worthy organizations, provides us with welcome opportunities for our Tribe to further fulfill our mission of making the world a better place. We feel that one of the best ways we can do that is by giving back to the community.
In preparation for the new school year, several Perma-Seal tribal members joined the Schools Count volunteers and helped deliver 23 pallets of every day school supplies to twelve Chicago schools. These included basic items such as notebooks, pencils, pens, folders, loose-leaf paper, crayons, and a variety of other necessities that teachers oftentimes have a hard time providing for all of their students. Hundreds of band uniforms were also delivered to help kick start music programs at some of the schools.
“I think the people that were here today can attest to the gratefulness of everyone that received the supplies,” says Dick Flesher, President of Schools Count Corp. “I just want to put a shout out to the people at Perma-Seal, ‘thanks for your support in a variety of ways!’”
If you would like to learn more about Schools Count Corp, visit their website at www.schoolscountcorp.org.