COLUMBUS, Ohio, September 2018 – Each September sees the return of the back-to-school season – and the subsequent turnout of companies, local charities and service groups spearheading school supply drives for schools in need. UCT is no exception and has offered support to local Livingston Elementary School for several years. This year, employees collected over 13 bags of snacks and supplies for students, including spiral notebooks, pencils, crayons, calculators, glue, and even backpacks.
Livingston Elementary School has a diverse population of around 450 students in grades PK-6, which includes students with developmental handicaps and learning disabilities, children with multiple disabilities, and gifted and talented students.
Principal Stacy Harris-McCarthy noted that the donated supplies are much-appreciated and will benefit all students. The school has a community supply system, which means all supplies are shared by everyone. This system helps students learn how to share and cooperate; it cuts down on competitiveness and one-upmanship; and it ensures that all students have what they need to get the most out of their school experience.
UCT has three local councils in Columbus that support a number of worthy causes in the central Ohio area, including the Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Operation Feed, United Way, Faith Mission, Special Olympics, The ARC and Ronald McDonald House.