Postal employees collected 7 boxes of school supplies for kids from low-income families

The initiative for the kids from low-income families launched at the end of August by the Omniva Rakvere distribution centre turned out to be exceptionally successful. On Monday, the distribution centre’s employees handed over seven boxes full of donated school supplies to the Rakvere city government.

The collection box was located at the Rakvere post office and donations were accepted until 14 September. A large amount of school supplies were delivered to the post office collection box as well as directly to the distribution centre. A larger number of items than average arrived from Tallinn and Jõgeva.

The most popular items were workbooks, writing implements, colouring pencils, pens, art supplies, tape, cardboard, books and pencil cases.

According to Rakvere distribution centre manager Sigrid Karon the collection campaign was a success. “We want to thank all the kind people who made a contribution and thus helped the children in Rakvere to start their school year with bags full of supplies. The idea for the initiative came from the Rakvere distribution centre’s employees,” Karon said.

“When we heard that there were nearly 50 kids in Rakvere who were staring school with empty bags, we figured that together we could help them and collect the missing items. The local teachers have said that there are families who do not have enough even to buy the most basic things, like workbooks, pencils and art supplies. It is also not uncommon that the teachers buy those items for kids during the school year,” she added. According to Karon, the distribution centre employees and project participants believe that everyone has the power to make the world better and you should begin from near your home.

The Social Department of the Rakvere city government will deliver the items to the kids from low-income families. According to manager of the Social Department Kersti Suun-Deket, the city government collaborates with the Rakvere Social Centre and the schools to make sure the items reach those who need them the most. “We believe that the kids of our town will be very happy because there are so many donated things,” Suun-Deket said.

Deputy mayor of Rakvere Triin Varek also expressed gratitude. “A marvellous initiative and an example for which we are very grateful, as well as for the donations, of course. “It is difficult to reflect the sincere happiness in the eyes of the kids who will get the necessary supplies, but I believe we all know how heart-warming this feeling is. Once more, I would like to thank the Omniva Rakvere distribution centre staff for the initiative and everyone who donated,” Varek said.


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