Award-winning actor and singer Taye Diggs teamed up with AdoptAClassroom.org and our corporate partner Burlington Stores, this back-to-school season to announce our 3rd consecutive year of partnership where customers are asked to donate $1 or more at check out to support AdoptAClassroom.org. To celebrate, Taye joined us in awarding the New York City Department of Education with $100,000 for instruments and supplies for the districts’ high needs schools’ music programs. The Broadway star was raised by a family of teachers, so supporting music education spanning all six Manhattan school districts is a cause very close to his heart.
“My mother is a teacher, so I grew up in a home where education came first,” said Diggs. “I am incredibly humbled to be able to help the cause and spread the word. It’s so critical that we all do our part to help teachers so their students get the supplies they need to thrive in the classroom and have the education they deserve.”
The New York City students attending the surprise event were overwhelmed to discover their music program would receive the back-to-school funding it needed. In a beautiful moment of celebration, Diggs joined the student choir in an impromptu round of “Seasons of Love,” the hit song made popular from Diggs’ Broadway musical, RENT.
Taye Diggs Joins Students in Impromptu Song
Thank you Taye Diggs for singing your support for teachers and their students loud and clear!In partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington, the award-winning actor and singer surprised the New York City Department of Education with $100,000 in funding for much-needed instruments and supplies for the districts’ music programs. In celebration of the occasion, Taye joined the student choir in an impromptu round of Seasons of Love. A special thanks to DOE Chancellor Richard A. Carranza and Mariano J. Guzman for making this week's big surprise possible.You can help support teachers, too. Visit any Burlington Store, today through August 17, to donate to AdoptAClassroom.org at checkout. They’re also asking YOU to nominate a school to win one of 10, $10,000 grants as a part of their Adopt My School Sweepstakes! Ten schools will be selected, so make sure to enter a school for their chance to win today: https://www.burlington.com/adoptmyschoolsweepstakesNO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 8/17/19. To enter and for Official Rules, visit: https://www.burlington.com/adoptmyschoolsweepstakesPosted by AdoptAClassroom.org on Saturday, July 20, 2019
New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza joined in the festivities, helping AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington Stores coordinate the surprise event where the retailer made the largest one-time donation they’ve made to-date through their program.
“Music has meant so much to me throughout my life, and thanks to the generosity of AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington Stores, music classrooms across Manhattan will be better equipped for students to learn, be inspired and create,” said Carranza. “I know firsthand that the arts have a transformative power, and I can’t wait to see what our students achieve.”
Join Burlington in Funding Supplies for Classrooms Nationwide
This is the third year Burlington Stores has partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org to ensure our nation’s children have access to the school supplies they need to succeed. Over the past two years, our GOLD Halo award-winning campaign raised more than $3.5 million. But our work is not yet done.
Check out the two ways you can join their campaign to support classrooms in need:
1. Donate When You Shop at Your Local Burlington Store
Today through August 17, 2019 at more than 684 Burlington stores nationwide, customers are asked to donate to support AdoptAClassroom.org at checkout. Funds raised for AdoptAClassroom.org will benefit classrooms across the country in the communities where Burlington has stores.
To support teachers in your community, visit a store near you.
2. NEW: Burlington’s Adopt My School Sweepstakes* – Nominate YOUR School for the chance to Win a $10,000 AdoptAClassroom.org school supply grant
New in 2019, is Burlington’s Adopt My School Sweepstakes. Burlington will be giving away a grand total of $100,000 in AdoptAClassroom.org grants for school supplies to 10 lucky schools. They are inviting folks to nominate a school of their choice for the chance to win one of 10, $10,000 grants to use for classroom materials. Make sure to spread the word on your social media channels. Winners will be selected at random, so the more times a school is nominated, the better their chances.
Nominate a school for their chance to win here.
Check out this video from Taye to thank you for your support to help teachers:
More About the Adopt My School Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) and Puerto Rico 13 years or older. Ends 8/17/19. To enter and for Official Rules, including odds and prize descriptions, visit https://www.burlington.com/adoptmyschoolsweepstakes. Void where prohibited.