Donation Will Go to Tornado Ravaged Schools to Replace School Supplies
DALLAS – Central Market announced today it will give $50,000 in tornado relief to the Dallas Independent School District’s Education Foundation. These funds will be used to replace school supplies for students and teachers in the three schools ravaged by last week’s tornado.
“We saw an immediate need to help by providing this donation, which will provide supplies essential to getting the displaced students back to learning as quickly as possible,” said Stephen Butt, president of
H-E-B/Central Market Division. “The schools affected are located in our own backyard, and these students and teachers are customers we see in our stores on a regular basis. We’re honored to step in and give back to our neighborhood in this way.”
The gift will be presented at the Dallas ISD’s Annual Campus Teacher of the Year Reception on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 75209. This event and the annual Dallas ISD District Teacher of the Year Dinner is underwritten every year by Central Market. The presentation to Dallas ISD Superintendent, Dr. Michael Hinojosa, will take place at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
“We are grateful for the generous support our friends at Central Market and H-E-B have provided through the years,” said Dr. Hinojosa. “They continually step forward to help our community, students and teachers through their generous gifts of time and resources. It is uplifting to see business owners, whose own business was damaged during the tornado, step forward in such a charitable way by providing food, cleaning supplies and monetary donations to the residents in these affected areas.”
About Central Market
Central Market’s open, serpentine-flow, full view European-style layout offers a completely new food shopping experience. A bountiful produce department with unmatched quality and variety, an 80-foot seafood case with selections from throughout the world, hundreds of cheeses, 2,500 wine labels, stupendous specialty grocery aisles with delights from every continent, and a world-class cooking school featuring hands-on instruction are among the features that make the Central Market experience unique. http://www.centralmarket.com.