Updated on August 24, 2022 | August 1, 2022
After another summer full of freedom and fun, Casey’s is ready to support students and teachers in our communities as they return to school this fall. As our Cash for Classrooms round-up campaign launches, Casey’s and our team members are asking you to round up your purchases at the register to help support schools within our footprint.
When you visit a Casey’s store between August 3 and September 6, 2022, you can round up your purchase to the nearest dollar or add a flat dollar amount to any purchase and your donation will benefit grants to local schools. Casey’s Cash for Classrooms Grants provide funds to schools in need for help achieving projects from playgrounds to professional development for teachers to technology.
Through a Cash for Classrooms grant, Casey’s helped St. Francis Area Schools in Saint Francis, Minnesota, provide teachers with resources to help young readers be successful. Many of their classrooms have expansive libraries, but the books are too difficult for younger students to read. By purchasing additional reading resources, such as decodable texts, St. Francis was able to provide books that will help grow the skills – and imagination – of young readers.
These grants also help provide more educational opportunities to students. In Ames, Iowa, Casey’s recently helped provide enriching education opportunities for students at Kate Mitchell Elementary. Mitchell’s parent teacher organization (PTO) helps funds outdoor gear, field trips, books, and classroom supplies, to name a few, but with the pandemic, the PTO’s fundraising efforts were stunted. To spread some ‘good’ to the students, Casey’s gifted a Cash for Classrooms grant so that Kate Mitchell Elementary students can continue to have fun, interactive learning experiences.
Lastly, Casey’s Cash for Classrooms grants help students have up-to-date facilities. A few months ago, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Riverfield Country Day School broke ground for a gymnasium expansion and a new center for fine arts. As the school started to expand, Riverfield found that they needed more space for students, so these two facilities will help provide a much-needed place for extracurricular activities for the years to come.
As the back-to-school season is upon us, students and teachers will begin returning to school. Next time you stop by for a slice of pizza, your daily coffee, or a refuel, round up your purchase to help support students, teachers, and schools!
These grants will be available to all public or nonprofit, private schools. Funding priorities physical improvements, material needs, teacher support, and community engagement.
The grant application opens in October and is available here.
Students and teachers in our community need your help, and we thank you for considering rounding up to help.