Local Indianapolis Companies Come Together to Make Christmas a Little Brighter for Area School Children

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Every year, Jackson Systems donates a Christmas Party to a class at William Penn Elementary School #49 in Indianapolis. This year, with the help of other local businesses, Jackson Systems is throwing a party for the whole school and donating projectors to every grade level.

William Penn Elementary School #49

Our goal for getting the word out about this event is to encourage other local businesses to sponsor a public school and host a similar event.

Jackson Systems, LLC, has partnered with local businesses to brighten the holidays for the students at William Penn Elementary School #49 in Indianapolis.
William Penn Elementary School #49 is the least privileged of all Indianapolis Public Schools. At School #49, every teacher is invested in their students. They are the voice of the children. Many of the schools’ students are homeless, and many others live in foster care or group homes. The school administrators and teachers know that they have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of their students. They care for their students greatly and strive to help them overcome their many barriers. Offering programs like free breakfast and lunch to all students, utility bill assistance, raising funds for student uniforms, these gracious caregivers go above and beyond for these children they care deeply for.

Each year Jackson Systems provides two classrooms with winter gloves, books, school supplies, fruit, candy and a classroom party. The kids love the fruit because for many it is a treat not found at home. They get to choose their own book, which in some cases is the first book they have ever owned.

This year, Jackson Systems is partnering with other local businesses to take this program to a new level. The entire school will enjoy a holiday party including a visit from Santa and one of his reindeer. Activities will include a relay race and “snowball” fight with stuffed snowballs. With the help of partners, Jackson Systems will also provide each grade level (K-6) an “Elmo” brand visual aid projector and a computer projector. Aside from the financial commitment, there is a lot of time spent planning and executing the event.

“Our goal for getting the word out about this event is to encourage other local businesses to sponsor a public school and host a similar event," stated Tom Jackson. "The joy and excitement of the children who participate in this event reminds us of why we do it every year. We are so grateful to our partners who have helped us make this much bigger than ever.”

Local business partners for this event include ERMCO, National Trade Supply, Direct Connect Printing, Snap On Tools, Reachmore, The Family Business Legacy and Silver Square. Jackson Systems wants to encourage other businesses to consider adopting a school in their area to make a child’s Christmas a little brighter.


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