PEABODY — Superintendent Josh Vadala is pleased to announce that Burlington Stores has donated $5,000 to Peabody Public Schools in partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, and will present the gift at the grand opening of its new location in Peabody.
Friday, Oct. 29, at 7:45 a.m.
Burlington Stores, 300 Andover St.
Burlington Stores will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 29 to celebrate the grand opening of its new store, as well as its generous donation to Peabody Public Schools. Superintendent Vadala will be presented with an oversized check to symbolize the donation. Superintendent Vadala will speak at the event, along with a representative from Burlington Stores.
The district has selected McCarthy Elementary School to receive the donation. Through the donation, which comes in the form of AdoptAClassroom.org online credit, each teacher will be allotted a designated amount to purchase supplies for their classrooms and students. The credit can be used at the organization’s online marketplace, which consists of nearly 30 school specialty and office supply vendors, including Staples, Lakeshore Learning and Scholastic.
Items purchases will be sent directly from vendors to the school and will be the property of the school.
“On behalf of the Peabody Public Schools community, I would like to thank Burlington Stores for their generous and thoughtful donation. I also would like to thank AdoptAClassroom.org for their continued dedication to students and teachers across the country,” said Superintendent Vadala. “This donation will go a long way in providing students with many useful resources, and we are so grateful for it.”
About Burlington Stores
Burlington Stores, Inc., headquartered in New Jersey, is a nationally recognized off-price retailer with Fiscal 2020 net sales of $5.8 billion. The company is a Fortune 500 company and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BURL.” The company operated 792 stores as of the end of the second quarter of Fiscal 2021 in 45 states and Puerto Rico, principally under the name Burlington Stores. The company’s stores offer an extensive selection of in-season, fashion-focused merchandise at up to 60 percent off other retailers’ prices, including women’s ready-to-wear apparel, menswear, youth apparel, baby, beauty, footwear, accessories, home, toys, gifts and coats.
AdoptAClassroom.org believes every child deserves the tools and materials they need to learn and succeed in school. The national, tech-based nonprofit connects donors and sponsors with PreK-12 teachers and schools to help equip more classrooms and students with school supplies. Since 1998, AdoptAClassroom.org has raised $57 million and supported more than 5.8 million students across the U.S. The 501(c)(3) holds the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the highest transparency rating offered by GuideStar.