Monday, August 11, 2008

Back To School Drive--Final Tally

Our Washington Nationals announced this morning that The Player's Wives and Girlfriends, along with The UPS Store received over $6500 and collected 8 Bins of School Supplies during the last weekend homestand against The Cincinnati Reds--August 2nd and 3rd..

This was the second of a--to be scheduled annual event involving Our Washington Nationals. The United States Marine Corp Reserves also participated for their Toys For Tots Literacy Program.

Here is the Teams Official Release.


The Washington Nationals, in partnership with The UPS Store® and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, collected over eight bins of school supplies and $6,500 at Nationals Park during their second annual Back-to-School Drive. The First Ladies – Nationals players’ wives and girlfriends -- and volunteers from The UPS Store and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve were located outside the Center Field Gates during the weekend games against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3. Collection began when the gates opened to the public and lasted through the bottom of the 4th inning. The Back-to-School Drive is one of the signature programs of the Nationals First Ladies.

The Nationals and The UPS Store will give the school supplies and books collected during the drive to a District school in September. The Toys for Tots Literacy Program, an initiative of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and The UPS Store, will purchase over 3,000 books for the designated school with the money collected. Through the Nationals longtime partnership with The Heart of America Foundation, the selected school will also be the beneficiary of a new reading corner in their library donated by the team and The UPS Store. A reading corner is a warm, inviting area where students can spend time reading and learning.

About The UPS Store®

The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes Etc. retail locations are franchised by Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., a UPS subsidiary. Together The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes Etc. locations comprise the world's largest franchise network of retail shipping, postal and business service centers, with more than 5,900 locations around the world. In the United States, The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. Outside the United States, locations are owned and operated by MBE master licensees or their franchisees. For additional information, please visit or

About Heart of America

Heart of America Foundation’s® mission is to teach the values at the heart of America and to help people, particularly children, learn that they help themselves when they help others. Their goal is to give children everywhere the tools they need to read, succeed and make a difference.

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