The LOOP, one of Central Florida’s most popular shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations, is hosting a back-to-school supply drive which began on July 25 and runs through August 8 in cooperation with A Gift for Teaching.
There are 4 drop off locations throughout the Shopping Center. Look for the colorful “Back 2 School Supply Drive” drop boxes at Chick Fil-A, Old Navy, Michaels and Little Greek Fresh Grill.
“We are pleased to again take part in this important community project. It reflects our commitment to improving the learning environment and supporting teachers in the classroom,” said Tim Lytle, The LOOP Chick-fil-A franchise owner.
“According to A Gift for Teaching more than 65 percent of the students in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties come from families that can’t afford lunch, let alone school supplies.
All of the tenants at The LOOP are thrilled to be a part of the Back-to-School supply drive to gather the essential supplies the students of our community need. This year, additional drop off locations have been added throughout the center.” noted Crossman & Company’s Marketing Manager, Gena Filion.
The 10 Most Requested Items are Pencils, Prizes for Rewards, Glue Sticks, Scissors, Loose Leaf Notebook Paper, Art Supplies (glitter, watercolors, etc.), Pocket Folders, Crayons, Composition Books and Ziploc Bags.
The LOOP is located at 3208 North John Young Parkway in the fast-growing tourist market of Kissimmee. The LOOP is leased and managed by Crossman & Company, one of the Southeast’s largest retail leasing, property management and investment sales firms.
A Gift for Teaching, founded in 1998, serves 338 public schools. There are more than 210,000 kids whose families live at or below the poverty line. But the most shocking number is that 13,000 of those students are homeless.
The LOOP is open Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 9:30pm and Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm. For directions and more information visit www.experiencetheloop.com.