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Verizon Wireless Stores throughout Tennessee are collecting School Supplies to help ensure Kids have Resoures to Succeed

VerizonNashville, TN – Middle Tennessee residents can drop off new school supplies at their local Verizon Wireless stores to give students back-to-school essentials for the new school year. The items collected will help local organizations serving underprivileged and low-income youth throughout Middle Tennesse better prepare students to learn and excel in school.

The nonprofit organizations receiving the supplies include: Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Clarksville; Big Brothers of West Wilson County; the Boys & Girls Clubs (Middle Tennessee and Rutherford County); Dickson County Help Center; East Lincoln Elementary and East Middle School in Tullahoma, TN; Maury County Schools Needy Student Funds; and Sumner County United Way.

“No child should have to start the school year without the basic supplies and tools he or she needs to succeed in the classroom,” said Jerry Fountain, Verizon Wireless president for the Carolinas and Tennessee. “We take great pride in the community in which we live and work; and our employees are proud to spearhead this effort to assist community organizations that help every child feel excited and prepared to go back to school.”

Verizon Wireless is hosting school supply drives at stores throughout Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina through August 15th, 2011. Customers and employees are encouraged to donate #2 pencils, magic markers, colored pencils, plastic rulers, spiral notebooks, crayons, glue sticks, white glue, dry erase markers, pocket folders, construction paper, pencil bags, erasers, index cards, and children’s scissors. The Middle Tennessee area stores accepting donations include:

  • Clarksville, 3047 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, Clarksville, TN 37040
  • Dickson, 100 Lowes Drive, Dickson, TN 37055
  • Columbia, 375 South James Campbell Blvd., Columbia, TN 38401
  • Cool Springs, 1959 Mallory Lane, Franklin, TN 37067
  • Murfreesboro, 580 North Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  • Shelbyville, 1826 North Main St., Shelbyville, TN 37160
  • Smyrna, 480 Sam Ridley Parkway West, Smyrna, TN 37167
  • Tullahoma, 2209 North Jackson St., Tullahoma, TN 37388
  • Gallatin, 1152 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066
  • Green Hills, 4044 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
  • Hendersonville, 223 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, TN 37075
  • Lebanon, 1424 West Main St., Lebanon, TN 37087
  • Mount Juliet, 401 South Mount Juliet Road, Mount Juliet, TN 37122
  • Nashville West, 6800 Charlotte Pike, Suite 114, Nashville, TN 37209
  • Rivergate, 1915 Gallatin Pike North, Madison, TN 37115 

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, NJ, with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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