Dunaire & Indian Creek Elementary Are Latest Examples of Company’s Education Commitment
December 13, 2022
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – Burlington Stores, the national off-price retailer, through its partnership with the national non-profit organization, AdoptAClassroom.org, has donated a total of $5,000 towards school supplies to Dunaire Elementary School and Indian Creek Elementary School in celebration of its new store now open in Stone Mountain at 5064 Memorial Drive.
The schools each received a $2,500 check, and the school principals, select students, and district officials were on hand to celebrate the donation at the store’s grand opening on December 9. A representative from AdoptAClassroom.org contacted school administrators and helped to secure the donation for Dunaire and Indian Creek, which will provide new supplies for each teacher’s classroom.
“On behalf of Indian Creek Elementary School, I would like to thank Burlington Coat Factory and the Burlington Adopt A Classroom Organization for the generous donation of $2,500,” said Principal Stephanie Brown-Bryant. “More than 950 of our students come from more than 40 countries and speak more than 40 languages. They will benefit tremendously from the supplies their teachers will use to make learning more fun, engaging, and exciting!”
At Dunaire, each grade level—kindergarten through 5th—received $300 and Pre-K received $200. The school’s specials department, which consists of physical education, art, and music, received $300 as well.
“The consensus for the building was to purchase manipulatives that support math for all grade levels, manipulatives/materials that will support writing structure for the lower grades, and reading materials that will create instructional knowledge depth for the upper grades,” said Dunaire Principal Dr. Sean Deas. “Our specials department indicated they wanted to purchase supplies that would support the content instruction. This would include art supplies, small music instruments, and PE equipment. Any additional funds would be used to purchase more books to be used through the media center.”
Each time Burlington opens a new store, Burlington celebrates by adopting and funding a local elementary school in its store community. Through generous donations like these, Burlington reaffirms its commitment to supporting education through its partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org.
The new Burlington store is located at 5064 Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain and provides deals for the entire family and home.
About Burlington Stores, Inc.
Burlington Stores, Inc., headquartered in New Jersey, is a nationally recognized off-price retailer with Fiscal 2021 net sales of $9.3 billion. The Company is a Fortune 500 company and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “BURL.” The Company operated 866 stores as of the end of the first quarter of Fiscal 2022, in 46 states and Puerto Rico, principally under the name Burlington Stores. At Burlington, customers will be amazed to find their favorite brands and the latest trends at a fantastic value with fresh, seasonal items arriving regularly. The Company delivers savings at up to 60% off other retailers’ prices every day on a wide assortment of merchandise including everything for ladies, men, kids, baby, along with home décor. Shoppers are sure to discover amazing finds at wow prices in store every day. For more information about the Company, visit www.burlington.com.
AdoptAClassroom.org believes every child deserves the tools and materials they need to learn and succeed in school. The national, tech-based nonprofit connects donors and sponsors with PreK-12 teachers and schools to help equip more classrooms and students with school supplies. Since 1998, AdoptAClassroom.org has raised $57 million and supported more than 5.8 million students across the U.S. The 501(c)(3) holds the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the highest transparency rating offered by GuideStar. For more information, or to make a donation, please visit www.adoptaclassroom.org.
About DeKalb County School District
DeKalb County School District is Georgia’s third-largest school system. Under the leadership of Interim Superintendent Dr. Vasanne S. Tinsley and the Board of Education, we prepare students for college and careers by focusing on rigorous, relevant classroom instruction related to each child’s needs. The District serves over 93,000 students, over 140 schools and centers, and 15,500 employees, including 6,600 teachers. Students and parents speak over 185 languages and represent over 155 nations. With a laser focus, DCSD is a leader in STEM curriculum with ten certified schools and programs in more than 90 schools. School choice options are available in nearly 50 schools, including theme, magnet, IB, charter, and Montessori options.