Cypress, TX News – CFISD Wins $1,000 Prize for SIMPLE Giving Donation Efforts

Cypress, TX News (June 20, 2014) - Cypress-Fairbanks ISD was one of 18 school districts in 11 states to be awarded a cash prize for its participation in the SIMPLE Giving program, a collaboration between Champions for Kids and Walmart.

During the March 22 – May 5 SIMPLE Giving promotional period, shoppers at four CFISD-area Walmart locations purchased and donated items in the store to help children in their community. Using purple SIMPLE Giving kiosks, customers purchased Colgate oral care and breakfast food items and left them in purple donation bins set up in the stores.

Leslie Francis, director of marketing and business relations, thanks Copperfield Walmart store manager Linda Joy Kleinfelder and assistant manager Nick Harvey during a recent visit to the 15955 F.M. 529 location. Shoppers at this location, as well as three other Walmart stores in CFISD, donated Colgate items back to district students through the Champions for Kids SIMPLE Giving program.

Leslie Francis, director of marketing and business relations, thanks Copperfield Walmart store manager Linda Joy Kleinfelder and assistant manager Nick Harvey during a recent visit to the 15955 F.M. 529 location. Shoppers at this location, as well as three other Walmart stores in CFISD, donated Colgate items back to district students through the Champions for Kids SIMPLE Giving program.

The 18 winning school districts collected nearly half of the more than 12,000 donated items and are being awarded a combined $54,000 for their achievements. CFISD was one of the 14 top-collecting regional winners to earn a $1,000 prize. Four schools earned $10,000 prizes for collecting the most donated items at a single store.

Program coordinator Kristen Martin said the awards would be distributed to school districts by the end of September.

Leslie Francis, CFISD director of marketing and business relations, expressed pride in the community for giving back to students.

“We are thankful for the generosity displayed by all CFISD donors through the Champions for Kids SIMPLE Giving program,” Francis said. “By going the extra mile at checkout, they helped some of our students receive essential products. The prize money that the district received is an additional and unexpected benefit.”