ResideBPG, along with the Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. and BPG|SPORTS, surprised teachers, faculty and staff of Christina School District with the donated school supplies last week following our Back to School donation drive. We were able to donate a total of 13 boxes filled to the brim thanks to our generous residents, associates and community partners!

The supplies were donated to Stubbs Elementary School and Elbert-Palmer Elementary School. Both schools serve children from kindergarten to 5th grade. BPG held a month-long drive to collect much-needed items including art supplies, uniforms, games for indoor recess days and teacher supplies.

Claire Nester, Residential Marketing Specialist, coordinated the drive. “BPG takes pride in supporting our neighbors within the community. We teamed up with the Christina School District to identify the needs within the local schools and then hand-delivered the items during a special Christina Surprise Squad visit, complete with a parade of balloons. It was incredibly touching to see the reactions of the students and teachers first-hand. They were very gracious and appreciative of the donations.”

“We are so grateful for BPG’s kind support of Christina schools,” said Richard L. Gregg, Superintendent of the Christina School District. “Our students and staff were truly touched by BPG’s surprise visit to their schools and by the generosity shown by everyone in the BPG community who so kindly donated items to help our young learners reach their highest potential this year.”

The idea for Christina Surprise Squads stemmed from surprising the school district’s employees of the year with a visit from the superintendent with balloons, certificates and a personal invitation to a special Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony, all caught on video. The district plans to use the Surprise Squad theme for upcoming awards, employee recognition and other exciting announcements for students and staff around the district.

“This is exactly what I had hoped for when I thought of the idea for starting a Christina Surprise Squad,” said Taylor Green, Public Information Officer and Manager of Communications for the Christina School District. “The reaction from students and staff was priceless!”