Since 2011, National Grid, Buffalo non-profit have supported educational intiatives
National Grid donated $25,000 to distribute school supplies to more than 10,000 kindergarten students throughout New York State.
Among those include each of the 2,700 kindergarten students in the City of Buffalo Public School system.
On Oct. 11 , National Grid New York President John Bruckner handed out supplies to kindergarten students from Buffalo Public School Annex No. 59. Bruckner was joined by The Teacher’s Desk executive director John Mika and New York State Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia.
“The work that John Mika and his team do at The Teacher’s Desk is phenomenal,” said John Bruckner, President, National Grid New York. “We serve so many communities where families and schools struggle to provide their kids what they need to learn. Seeing what even small donations can do to fill those gaps is a real eye-opener. That’s why I’m especially pleased that we are continuing our support of The Teacher’s Desk. After seeing the impact of our earlier support, this year we pooled resources from our various operating regions across the state to make a broader impact. This grant will see school supplies delivered to every kindergartner in the City of Buffalo, and in all, we’re hoping to provide these kits to about 10,000 kids from Buffalo to Long Island.”
National Grid has supported The Teacher’s Desk since its inception in 2011 with Western New York-based donations.
The Teacher’s Desk was established to provide school supplies to teachers in low-income schools. Annually, The Teacher’s Desk distributes $6 million in new school supplies, books and more to 6,000 Western New York teachers.