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Verizon presented students at Hueco Elementary School with school supplies worth $5,000 at the school’s All-Star Awards ceremony.
A total of 1,700 school supplies were donated by Verizon, which included composition notebooks, crayons and markers.
Director of Verizon Call Center in El Paso, Hector Gachupin, and Verizon employees were at the award ceremony where school principal, Daisy Garcia, told students and parents about the donation, and thanked Verizon for their generosity.
“Verizon is providing tools for our students so they can continue to learn and grow,” Garcia said. “We are very grateful that Verizon donated the supplies for our students, and this is a huge deal for our community.”
Gachupin said seeing the students who are benefiting from the supplies is the most rewarding part of their giving program. One notebook, one pencil, one pair of scissors can make a big difference in a project or homework assignment, he said.
“We take a lot of pride in helping the community,” Gachupin said. “We have a lot of focus on social responsibility and our employees are very passionate about helping out the community.”
One Verizon employee shared with Gachupin that they attended Hueco, twenty plus years ago, so coming back and being able to help was particularly special to them.
“The community has been very responsive, very positive and thankful, and we are very humbled to do this,” Gachupin said.
Garcia said she was grateful to have found a partnership with Verizon and looks forward to the new opportunities made possible by the generous donation. The donation event was held September 20th.