BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday, April 18, will honor the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) for ten years of partnership and service to Baton Rouge’s University Terrace Elementary School. Every year, LDR holds numerous fundraisers to raise money for school supplies, books, toys, clothes, and classroom equipment for the school and its students.
LDR’s partnership with University Terrace began in the 2002-2003 school year, in coordination with the nonprofit organization Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS).
LDR employees collect goods and raise money for University Terrace through holiday toy and clothing drives; collecting Box Tops for Education, Community Coffee coupons, and ink and toner cartridges (Project Green); and special dress-down days, for which employees donate money for the privilege of dressing casually several days a month.
Since the partnership began, LDR employees have donated or collected $33,500 to benefit the school.
VIPS’ Partners in Education Coordinator, Kimberly Levy-Marcelle, will recognize LDR’s service to University Terrace during the Thursday, April 18, meeting of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.