Adopt a School Program Seeks Health-Related Items
for Lakeland Public Schools
The City of Lakeland recently partnered with a number of organizations including the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce and Love Lakeland in a unified effort to help support Lakeland area public schools. The Adopt A School initiative calls for financial support from the community in an effort to ensure students, staff, and faculty remain safe and healthy in the 2020-2021 academic year and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Polk County School Board identified the top health-related needs essential to providing a safe environment for students and school personnel for the school year. We are seeking community support to help with much needed Items that include disposable masks, hand sanitizers, Kleenex tissues, disinfectant wipes, gloves, contactless thermometers, antibacterial soap, Plexiglas barriers, and computer wipes.
Mayor Bill Mutz stated, “This program provides the opportunity to support Lakeland’s students with their most critical needs during this tightly-constrained budget period. This is a perfect way for businesses or individuals who have a passion for education and a heart for students to make a difference in our school communities.”
The goal is to raise at least $5,000 for every school. In addition to financial contributions, other ways to assist the initiative include the direct purchase of supplies or assisting in dropping off supplies. Visit www.loveLakeland.com to obtain more information concerning how to participate. All contributions are tax deductible.