Tim was passionate about Shuffle Master and its employees giving back to the community and the Adopt-A-School concept is something he initiated months ago," stated Phillip C. Peckman, Chief Executive Officer of Shuffle Master. "We are so pleased to positively impact the lives of over 800 children by providing time, resources and needed funds to Jack Dailey Elementary School."
Shuffle Master's unique partnership with the local organizations focuses on the various needs of Jack Dailey Elementary School, a Title I school with no current business partners or substantial community support. The company's contribution and sponsorship will help enrich the educational experience as well as the overall well-being of these children by:
Providing students with new clothing and books, giving teachers much-needed classroom supplies, initiating a "Kids to Kids" monthly book distribution program, launching reading mentorship and literacy programs and providing backpacks full of healthy food for children who might otherwise go without during weekends and long breaks from school.
Later this week, the students of Jack Dailey Elementary will receive a backpack full of snacks, school supplies and new as well as gently used books. When the children return to school in the fall, Shuffle Master will organize several hands-on activities for its employees to help with the continued sponsorship of the school. This will include helping renovate the student library, opportunities for mentoring and tutoring, school supplies drives, and preparing backpacks, to name a few.