SOURCE: The College Network
INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - In a recent donation drive, The College Network's® team contributed 229 coats and over 280 hats and pairs of gloves for children at Greenbriar Elementary School in Indianapolis, Indiana.
"Around 83 percent of the students at our elementary school qualify for free or reduced lunches," said Jamie Alexander, principal of Greenbriar Elementary School. "We are so grateful to The College Network for providing more than we thought possible. There are many kids who cannot afford the things they need this winter and will now have a warm coat."
Principal Alexander was presented with the coats, hats, and gloves during The College Network's annual company meeting on November 12, 2012. Distribution of all items to the students is planned this week, before the school closes for Thanksgiving break.
"Children cannot be expected to learn effectively if they have to worry about things like being cold on their way to and from school or going hungry," said Gary Eyler, chief executive officer of The College Network. "I am so proud of The College Network team for coming together and helping the children at Greenbriar Elementary School."
After speaking further with Principal Alexander and learning of the need for food during the Thanksgiving holiday, The College Network is also hosting a food drive. All donations collected will be distributed to children at Greenbriar Elementary School to help ensure that they have meals to eat when school is not in session.
About The College Network, Inc.
Since 1992, The College Network, Inc. has provided educational solutions that allow individuals to advance their education and training with college degrees and professional certificates from highly acclaimed universities. As one of the nation's leading educational services companies and a partner with some of the nation's foremost institutions of higher learning, The College Network has allowed hundreds of thousands of adults to continue their education without interruption to their professional lives. Visit http://www.collegenetwork.com or call 1-800-39-LEARN (395-3276) for more information.