Dec 18, 2014

First Student Collects Warm Winter Coats for Cincinnati Public School Students in Need

CINCINNATINearly 150 Cincinnati Public School students who faced the possibility of going without a coat this winter received coats just in time for the holidays. First Student worked in partnership with Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) to hold a coat drive to benefit students in the district.

First Student employees collected coats at its four Cincinnati-area locations, including its corporate headquarters downtown, during a two-week period in December. The company is proud to take an active role in the community throughout the year.

“First Student is committed to making a difference in the lives of the students and families we serve in Cincinnati,” said Dennis Maple, First Student President. “Every day, our employees work hard to create the best start and finish to the school day. When our team heard there were CPS students in need of winter coats, we wanted to help. Being warm on a cold winter morning certainly makes a difference in how a child’s day begins.”

First Student delivered the coats to the District December 18. The coats will then be distributed to students at five CPS schools, including Bond Hill Academy, Cheviot Elementary, Rockdale Academy, Saylor Park School and South Avondale Elementary.

“This is another example of the strong partnership between Cincinnati Public Schools and First Student,” said Mary Ronan, CPS Superintendent. “Our winter temperatures can reach dangerous levels. It is good to know that our students will feel not only the warmth of a winter coat, but the warmth that comes in knowing that there are so many people in the community who care about them.”

First Student is proud to be a trusted partner of CPS by providing school bus transportation to more than 16,000 students daily.