Hi there! Just wanted to share our experience yesterday at Asa Mercer Middle School! Pictures can be found on our Facebook page, and a video on YouTube. It was really great to see all of those people volunteering to make a difference in the local community. I've attached the content of the blog post so you know what we were up to:
We can’t believe that August is almost over. For some this means football season is about to kick-off, and for others that ski season is around the corner. If you are a kid you have one thing on your mind: summer vacation is over and school is about to start back up.
When students return to Asa Mercer Middle School in Seattle’s Beacon Hill Neighborhood things might look a little bit different than it did on that memorable day last Spring when they embarked on their Summer break. That is because yesterday over 100 Clearwire employees took some time away from the office to help revitalize the school grounds. Murals were painted, flowers were planted, and benches were constructed.
Each of Asa Mercer Middle School’s 850 students will also receive a new backpack on the first day of school. These backpacks and other school supplies were donated through a supply drive for which Clearwire employees raised over $5,000. 34 Lenovo laptops were also given to the school that will help fill the space in the school’s new mobile computer lab.
“Students will be wowed when they learn that they can take a laptop from the library to the classroom,” said Principal Andhra Lutz.
Clearwire wishes to thank all of the employees who contributed to today’s event. You guys and gals rock!
This event is part of Clearwire’s Connecting With Communities program which aims to improve communities across the US. If you have any questions about the program please contact Michael Nank at michael.nank[at]clearwire.com.