We’ve all heard the statistics; Colorado’s funding for education is among the lowest in the Country, drop-out rates for students with economic challenges are almost twice as high as for other students, and locally each year 16,000 kids start the year without the school supplies they need.
Focused on these issues in our community is Impact on Education, a local non-profit whose mission is to “Leverage community resources to increase student achievement, create opportunities, and build support for public education”. They address economic and learning barriers that curtail success, promoting innovation in education, and fostering excellence in instruction. Without financial assistance, many students would not be able to access academic opportunities and participate in extracurricular activities that enable and enrich their educational experiences.
Western Disposal has been a proud supporter of this worthy cause for eleven years, donating and fundraising along with our suppliers, customers and employees for programs that directly touch thousands of local kids annually including the Crayons to Calculators backpack and school supply program and the Impact Opportunity Fund, which ensures students have the opportunity to attend field trips, represent their school through athletics and enrich their education through music.
This year Western’s 11th annual Trash Bash fundraiser, themed “Boots & Bling”, was a rousing success – together with our suppliers we will be contributing more than $165,000 to Impact on Education programs in 2018 and a total of $1.3 million over the course of our partnership!