Burlington surprises Matoaca Elementary teachers with $10,000 donation for classroom supplies

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Burlington Stores, Inc., through its partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, donated $10,000 to Matoaca Elementary School in celebration of its new store that will open this week in the Matoaca District. Representatives from Burlington Stores presented the check Tuesday during a surprise student and staff member assembly.

“Strong community partnerships are vital to the work we do,” said School Board Vice Chair Rob Thompson, who represents the Matoaca District. “Chesterfield County Public Schools benefits from a variety of partnerships with local businesses, faith organizations, civic associations and individuals.

“The investment of any partnership makes a difference in the lives of our students, their families and our community, whether it is an in-kind contribution, financial support, scholarships, internships, time or other resources. We welcome Burlington to the Matoaca District and look forward to continuing to work together to serve our community’s needs.”

A representative from AdoptAClassroom.org contacted school division leaders earlier this year and helped to secure the donation for Matoaca Elementary. The gift will provide nine teams of instructors with more than $1,000 per team to purchase new supplies for classrooms.

“We are viewed by many in Virginia as a leader in public education in the Commonwealth, and it is in large part because of the support we receive from our partners like Burlington and Adoptaclassroom.org,” Superintendent Dr. James Lane said. “We appreciate all of our partners’ efforts to support student achievement, make schools safer, prepare students for the workforce and improve the lives of our students and educators.”

Burlington, in partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org, makes a donation to a local school in each grand opening market to celebrate a new store location. The Burlington store will open later this week in Hancock Village Shopping Center off of Hull Street Road.