In the summer of 2010 A&K Painting Company Inc. organized our first annual charity project for needy students/schools in their area. The purpose of the charity drive was to collect school supplies from vendors, customers, and other companies that work closely with A&K and deliver to them to the schools. The project was named “Buckets of Love”.
A&K Painting asked the school districts what the students and teachers needed the most. A school supply list was sent out with each collection bin to vendors and customers. These offices encouraged people passing through to drop off school supplies in the collection bins. A&K Painting purchased supplies to assure full buckets for our delivery to elementary schools.
After a couple of months the collection bins were picked up and the supplies were sorted. The school supplies were then put into 5 gallon paint buckets that lined the office hallway ready to be delivered to the schools. A&K Painting is proud to say that $2500 worth of school supplies were collected and distributed that day.
The students at Amay James were so thankful they made their own thank you cards and sent them to A&K Painting, where they hang proudly on each office door.
“Buckets of Love” was a complete success for A&K Painting and the students and teachers of Charlotte, NC and Rock Hill, SC. The company plans to organize this charity drive every year in hopes that it will grow bigger and be able to help the needs of students and teachers around the region.