Posted May 19, 2011
Metro Detroit’s local Sam’s Club Market, which represents nearly 3,000 associates and 14 stores, today announced a $10,000 donation to Durfee PreK-8 School, a commitment to donate 5,000 books to the school’s library, plans to renovate the school pool and much more as part of a major partnership with Detroit Public Schools’ expanding Volunteer Business Corps Program. The Sam’s Club initiatives include: Mentoring the young men at Central High School who are associated with the Real Life 101 Scholarship Program. This non-profit sponsors those students who have a desire to attend college and further their education; Adopting Durfee Elementary and gear employee’s efforts to improving the quality of life for the young people who attend Durfee. Gathering over 5,000 books from Sam’s Club employees nationwide for Durfee’s library; Providing 2,000 back packs with much needed school supplies for the students entering in the fall semester; Renovating the school pool; Sponsoring and mentoring the children, and providing volunteer time by Sam’s Club associates.