by Hilary Bryant
Fluid Management sponsored our very first Jane Addams Book Fair on March 1st. The IDEX Foundation funded $10,000.00 to allow this event to take place.
Jane Addams Elementary School students generally cannot afford to buy at book fairs so the school does not have them. Many students do not own books of their own. Each of the students was allowed to choose $15 worth of books to purchase for themselves.
The event turned out amazing and brought joy to each and every student. Fluid Management employees participated in the event by serving as cashiers and reading stories at the event. As a result of the Book Fair, we were able to donate a total of 1,392 books. All the books were purchased from Scholastics. Scholastic then donated $5,000 to the school to use for other resources. We have received hundreds of thank you cards and letters from the students.
This was an impactful event for both the students and employees at Fluid Management that supported the event. We look forward to continuing to partner with Jane Addams Elementary School.