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Walgreens donates $5M to support educators

By Louisa Hallett - 08/29/2019
Walgreens is helping teachers shop for back-to-school supplies.

Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens is helping teachers shop for back-to-school supplies with its latest charity programs in an effort to support educators.

The company announced the launch of its WE Teachers program, a nationwide initiative to support all teachers by providing access to free tools and resources. Together with back-to-school supplier partners, the company will donate $5 million to the ME to WE Foundation — an organization that provides products and services to support WE Charity — to fund the development of the WE Teachers program. Now through Sept. 7, when customers shop back to school at Walgreens they too can join the company’s commitment to supporting teachers across America. 

“Teachers are one of our country’s most valuable resources, playing a crucial role in educating and inspiring the young minds of today to achieve their potential,” said Alyssa Raine, Walgreens’ chief marketing officer. “As a company, Walgreens is deeply committed to empowering all the communities we serve. Teachers give so much of themselves to nurturing youth in our communities, and we are proud to support them and help our customers to do the same. WE Teachers is an innovative program that empowers educators to address difficult issues, so students thrive in the classroom and beyond.”

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