As a company that cares about preserving the best of the past and building for the future, we understand that one good way to ensure a better tomorrow is by educating children today. But in this age of routine budget cuts, teachers often find themselves with fewer resources — especially the little extras that enrich the learning experience. For more than 15 years, our Cash for Kids program has helped provide public school teachers in our communities with thousands of dollars. Each November, every Rejuvenation employee with children in public school is given a $100 donation per child. This year 80 classrooms received donations.
A 5th grader at a Portland elementary school delivers the $100 donation to her teacher
The teachers, as always, were extremely appreciative. As a high-school teacher noted, “This year I am teaching U.S. History. I plan to use the money to purchase supplementary textbooks for the talented and gifted students. These books will be used to challenge students beyond the regular curriculum and potentially earn Honors credit.”
Cash for Kids has always been close to the heart of Rejuvenation’s founder, Jim Kelly. “From the beginning, I loved the program because it was about way more than the 100 bucks. It’s good for the schools, good for the teachers, and good for the kids.”
It does us good to know that we’re helping children build for the future (even if right now they’re building it out of Legos).
Translation: Dear Rejuvenation, Thank you for the money. We are going to buy legos.