Publix Donates $125,000 in Gift Cards for Cobb Students, Teachers

Publix makes a donation to Cobb Schools Foundation

Publix Super Markets recently named the Cobb Schools Foundation a recipient of the “Tools for Schools” campaign. Last week, Bruce Humphries, District Manager of Atlanta Central West Region, and two local store managers delivered over $125,000 in gift cards for Cobb students and teachers.

Anyone who has shopped at Publix and opted to support the Tools for School has helped Cobb students who may not have basic learning materials like pens, markers, crayons, or notebooks. In some classrooms, teachers have been known to use their own money to provide those resources. Thanks to Tools for School, teachers and students can focus on doing what’s most important—teaching and learning. Contributions through the Tools for School campaign support local charities dedicated to helping kids succeed.

“The Cobb Schools Foundation is overjoyed to receive the generosity of our local Publix shoppers. These gift cards will be distributed throughout the county to serve students in need as well as teachers who are doing all that they can to create the best learning experience for students,” shared Frank Wigington, President of Cobb Schools Foundation.

Out of the approximately 107,000 students who are enrolled in the Cobb County School District’s 112 schools, over 40% are considered economically disadvantaged. The gift cards donated by Publix will go directly towards supporting the needs of those students and teachers in the district.

For those interested in working together with the Cobb Schools Foundation to take student success to new heights, go here. The Cobb Schools Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit and is the philanthropic arm for the school district and focuses on family stabilization, learning interventions, scholarships, and career development for students.