PRESS RELEASE: Bolding Facilitates Home Depot Donation of 250k Masks to Roosevelt Schools
For Immediate Release
January 22, 2020
PHOENIX— House Democratic Leader Reginald Bolding today announced a charitable partnership between The Home Depot and the Roosevelt School District No. 66 to provide 250,000 masks free of charge to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Bolding had worked directly to connect the company with Roosevelt, which serves more than 8,000 children and employs 1,400 people in his South Phoenix district.
“It’s critical that both students and teachers feel safe at school," said Donny Sanchez, regional vice president at The Home Depot. "We’re proud to donate masks to the Roosevelt School District to protect educators and young learners just as we have done in our stores for customers and associates.”
"Keeping our kids and educators as safe as possible in the school environment must be our highest priority until COVID-19 is eradicated," said Bolding, D-Laveen. "In high-need, low-income neighborhoods, that can be a real challenge. So I want to thank The Home Depot for recognizing that challenge and stepping up with a generous solution that will not only save the district money but will likely save lives."
“We are beyond grateful for partnerships like this one with The Home Depot and Representative Bolding,” said Dr. Quintin Boyce, Superintendent, Roosevelt School District No. 66. “Supporting our students, staff and families remains our top priority at Roosevelt, especially now as the need for health and safety resources has increased exponentially during this pandemic."