Students across Florida have packed their backpacks and returned to school. At Mosaic, we are doing our part to help ring in the school year to ensure students and teachers are prepared for the year ahead.
The communities where we operate are also where our employees live, work, and raise children. With the help of our employee volunteers, we were there to celebrate students and teachers in Florida and Louisiana with grants, school supplies and by stocking their school food pantries. Our support helps ensure students who are vulnerable to food insecurity have access to healthy good options and those who may not have the required school supplies for the school year are equipped with the tools they need to be successful.
Dive into the activities we supported in each of our operating communities below:
Our employees make meaningful contributions of time, knowledge and resources to local organizations focused on building stronger communities. This year’s Back-to-School events were no different. Mosaic provided totes for the District Back-to-School Drive Thru Supply Event. Reams of paper were provided to all teachers who attended the Tools for Teachers event at South Florida State College.
The first week back can be hectic for the teachers and staff, so we also provided meals during planning week at Memorial Elementary, West Elementary and Nocatee Elementary schools.
Over in Hardee County, our employee volunteers stocked the Mosaic-sponsored HHS Food Pantry with healthy food options for students. We also donated spiral notebooks to students at the Zolfo Springs Elementary school drive and sponsored bags at the New Teacher Event. Staff lunches were hosted at almost every school to welcome back and wish them well.
Mosaic proudly sponsored the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce’s Teaching to Excellence, which welcomes new teachers to Riverview schools and recognizes each school’s Teacher of the Year. More than 250 teachers and administrators attended the event.
We welcomed more than 80 staff and teachers to the new school year with a luncheon at Pinecrest Elementary School. Also, in support of the FishHawk/Valrico Chamber of Commerce’s Back to School celebration, we provided school supplies and a case of paper to teachers at Alafia Elementary School.
We rounded out our back-to-school support by delivering schools supplies and cases of papers to several schools that have traditionally participated in our Coastal Education Center at Fiddler’s Cove.
Further South in Manatee County, we helped teachers kick off the school year at the Myakka Elementary Welcome Back Lunch. Employee volunteers from Mosaic’s Wingate facility safely passed out supplies, food and prizes to the teachers.
In neighboring Polk County, we welcomed teachers back with a Mosaic sponsored lunch for 80 teachers and staff at Lewis Anna Woodbury Elementary.
We also provided a grant for much needed school supplies for students at the Mulberry Kiwanis Club’s Back-to-School Bash, as well as supplies to be distributed to students in the Bartow area via the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Back-to-School Event.
Over 100 students in need in the Mulberry community will receive new school uniforms thanks to a Mosaic grant presented at the Mulberry Community Service Center’s Back-to-School Bash.
Mosaic employees in our operating area located in Louisiana supported Back-to-School events in St. James Parish with volunteer hours with local uniform drives, donations of supplies to support students in need, and visits to local schools reaffirming our commitment to being their partner in education. Mosaic Louisiana is proud to support St. James Parish Public Schools!
At Mosaic, we understand the importance of giving back to the communities where we operate. Our employee volunteers will continue to give their time and talent to local schools throughout the school year to help students grow.