Peoria Elementary is a Title 1 school located in Northeast Aurora that has 426 students, 63.1% English language learners, 96.0% free and reduced lunch. Through an employee’s family member who is a teacher at the school, we found out about an opportunity to donate money and gift cards to the school to help the families this holiday season. The donations would be distributed to those families in need to help with holiday gifts for the kids, clothing like winter coats and food for the families.
Throughout the drive, Denver employees raised $1,500 in cash and gift cards to local grocery stores, restaurants and clothing stores. Another $1,000 was donated on behalf of our company, to equal $2,500 in donations directly benefiting the students and families of Peoria Elementary.
The school was thrilled to receive our holiday donation and distribute to those who needed it.