LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (NYSE:WIN, news, filings), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that a back-to-school supply donation drive will take place July 16 through Aug. 17. Windstream retail stores will serve as a drop-off point to collect donated school supplies and other classroom materials.
As the new school year approaches, the National Retail Federation estimates that families will spend an average of $674 on needed back-to-school supplies and clothing.
“Windstream is committed to giving back to the communities we serve,” said Jeff Auman, senior vice president of consumer and small and medium-sized business sales at Windstream. “This school supply drive will provide many less fortunate children with the essential supplies they need to be successful in school.”
Students’ and teachers’ wish lists include basic school supplies, such as paper, crayons, scissors, pencils, pens, glue, markers, folders and erasers, as well as other items used in classrooms every day, such as tissues and hand sanitizer.
As part of Windstream's continued involvement in the community, anyone that goes to a retail store during the school supply drive can enter to win a Chromebook 11. A donation is not required to enter the drawing.
You can find a full list of retail locations at windstream.com.
Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to small business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.
Source: Windstream Holdings, Inc.