“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
Although the 2020-2021 school year may begin in a bit of an unconventional way, there are still many ways to “normalize” the experience for families. Every year, Presco provides our employee’s school-age children with the supplies and materials necessary to start the year off right. These items include everything from pencils, composition books, and binders to colored pencils, graphing paper, backpacks, etc. Presco knows that education is paramount to our children’s future, and preparation is one of the many keys to their success.
“John F. Kennedy once said, “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future” and Presco believes that one way to help our children is to give them the necessary tools they need for school. Seeing the children as they pick up their new backpack filled with school supplies is one of the many highlights of my year! Most of them are filled with excitement, ready to tell me about their upcoming year. Even the ones who are NOT thrilled about summer’s end always end up with a smile on their face and a great big THANK YOU PRESCO! What started out as a handful of backpacks years ago has turned into over 100 each year and we LOVE it. The parents don’t have to fight the “school supply aisle madness” and the children get what they need.
“We know our Presconians appreciate this “benefit” and I personally hope this tradition is continued for years to come.”- Tammy Watkins, HR Director
According to surveys completed by statisticians for www.statista.com, “The average planned back-to-school spending per household in the United States has gradually increased year-on-year to reach 696.7 U.S. dollars in 2019. This is an increase of over 200 dollars since the beginning of the survey period in 2004.” Between the clothes, lunches, supplies, and other expenditures relative to the beginning of a new school year, Presco understands that it all comes with a price…and a significant one at that. This is one of the many reasons we are so delighted to be able to provide our employee’s children and grandchildren with their annual school supply essentials!
“I would like to say that the Back to School program is amazing! This program saves my family hundreds of dollars each year. I have 10 grand kids that benefit from this program. They range from 1st – 12th grades and it saves me time from running from store to store trying to find what you need. With this program I have peace of mind. Presco not only cares for us as individuals, but they take care of our families by being involved in our childrens’ education.” -Nancy Dykes, Valued Presconian