At School on Wheels, we are lucky to partner with businesses and community organizations that provide us with volunteers and donations to help us further our mission. This week, we’d like to highlight Raybourn Group International, a local business that started supporting our mission last December and, since then, has continued to make a huge impact on our programs.
Raybourn Group International has really taken a “full circle” approach to their support. Not only have they collected books, gift cards, snacks, school supplies and prizes to benefit our students, they have volunteered their time to work on projects that benefit our tutors and students throughout the year. At their annual staff retreat, volunteers created 100 mini tutor toolkits and wrote notes to our students. The kits give new tutors entering our program a chance to learn more about our curriculum resources, and the notes provide an extra dose of encouragement to our students. They will be joining us again later this month to work on projects for the holiday season.
Sarah Steeno, Raybourn’s Office & Human Resources Manager, a strong supporter of School on Wheels and our main contact this year, shared her thoughts about the partnership, “RGI will continue to work with School on Wheels and help achieve their mission by offering support for the staff and tutors. This will allow the staff and tutors to continue to enhance educational opportunities for the students and help the students to achieve the highest level of education possible.”
We are so thrilled to have great community partners like Raybourn Group International! We truly couldn’t fulfill our mission without help from fantastic groups like this. Thank you!