Last Friday, America’s leading schoolwear brand, French Toast teamed up with Indianapolis Colts draft pick Zaire Franklin to donate uniforms to the Kenderton School in North Philadelphia.
A Philadelphia native, Franklin knows first-hand the daily struggles of the children in the neighborhood. He wore French Toast as a student and contacted the brand to help him in his efforts to give back. On July 20th, he met with the students at Kenderton and spoke about the importance of school. “I’m blessed I can give back to the place I called home for so many years and the place that helped shape me into the man I am today. You can’t make a difference in the world on your own, which is why I’m extremely grateful for the help of French Toast. They saw my vision and helped me to do something special for the students of Kenderton School.”
Stephen Ashear, President of French Toast, was on-site to meet with the elementary students and to outfit them for the upcoming school year. “As a brand, French Toast is in the classroom everyday and committed to help solve the issue of chronic student absenteeism. This opportunity presented by Zaire Franklin allows us to give the students tools for success and reinforces the importance of attending school everyday.”
Echoing the important role uniforms play in making everyday a success, Assistant Principal, Deanna W. Bredell, M.Ed., shares her sentiments about the school culture. “Here at Kenderton, our goal is to make sure that our children have everything they need to be successful, which starts in the morning with how you look. ‘Look Good, Feel Good’ is our motto. It’s about having the necessary clothing to start the day ready for school. French Toast’s donation will go a long way in helping us. When our children get up in the morning, they can dress themselves in a complete uniform and start the day with a sense of pride.”
ABOUT FRENCH TOAST:
French Toast is America’s leading brand of school wear. Since 1985, French Toast has provided families with quality children’s wear as well as boys and girls school uniforms at great prices. For more information, please visit www.frenchtoast.com.
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