Follett Corporation

09/13/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2017 15:34

Follett Develops Donor Program to Help Rebuild School Libraries Destroyed by Hurricane Harvey

MCHENRY, ILL.,Sep 13, 2017 - In the wake of the considerable damage suffered by Texas K-12 school libraries and archives from Hurricane Harvey, Follett has established a donation program with a preliminary goal of $15,000. Monetary donations will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 2.

'We hope to far exceed the $15,000 goal, which will be divided among the most impacted schools as identified by the Texas Library Association's Texas Library Recovery Connection,' said Britten Follett, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Classroom Initiatives for Follett. 'This is an opportunity to help provide students with the materials they need, and had, before the hurricane hit.'

She added donations can be made through Titlewish, a free online donation program that allows schools to use 100 percent of the donated funds to purchase materials from Follett, which for more than 140 years has been a trusted provider of educational resources to K-12 institutions. The company has committed to add another 10 percent on top of the donations received.

Interested donors should visit www.titlewish.com/1090937.

For more information, call 877.899.8550, extension 45051 or 708.884.5051, visit www.titlewish.com, or send an email to [email protected].

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About Follett's PreK-12 Business| follettlearning.com
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.

About Follett Corporation | follett.com

For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, colleges and campus stores, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach, students to learn and fans to celebrate. A leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett currently works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett's reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. Today Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Follett is a $3.6-billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.

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