Give Free Stuff for the Holidays and Help Teachers

Tue, 11/17/2009 - 4:22pm
By: The Citizen

Who couldn’t use a free Papa John’s pizza or Firestone Complete Auto Care oil change, no purchase necessary?

The word “free” is very appealing in this economy and free food and services is exactly what you will get when you purchase an Enjoy the City coupon book from the Fayette County Education Foundation.

Not only can you enjoy many free items, but you can also feel good knowing that you have helped Fayette’s public school teachers purchase needed supplies for their classrooms.

The books are $20 and make great holiday gifts or stocking stuffers. Proceeds benefit the Fayette County Education Foundation, which supports the county’s teachers by providing mini-grants to purchase needed items that enhance classroom instruction.

The books can be purchased at the Fayette County Board of Education office, 210 Stonewall Avenue in Fayetteville, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

They have numerous “buy one, get one” free deals and discounts from popular restaurants such as Johnny’s New York Style Pizza, La Hacienda, Sonic and La Parrilla. Families can also enjoy savings on entertainment like “buy one, get one free” Atlanta Braves game tickets and free general admission to Zoo Atlanta with the purchase of a ticket. There are many discounts on services such as car rentals, dry cleaning and hair care.

Other than employee and community donations, the foundation relies on the coupon book sales to help fund the mini-grants that typically range from $500-700 per teacher.

These are tough financial times for everyone. The foundation wants to make the holidays a little merrier while also helping the county’s teachers get what they need to continue offering their students the best educational experiences possible.

The Fayette County Education Foundation is nonprofit organization and is a cooperative effort between the school system and the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the foundation or Enjoy the City coupon books, contact Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, public information specialist for Fayette County Schools, 770-460-3535.

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