ELYRIA, OH — As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting education, Ridgid, part of Emerson’s Professional Tools portfolio, and its employees have donated a variety of school supplies to the school district of Elyria City as part of a back-to-school supply campaign sponsored by Mosaic, an Emerson employee resource group focused on community service, celebrating cultural diversity and supporting future leaders through through educational initiatives. Supplies, including writing utensils, glue sticks, scissors and backpacks, will be used in elementary school classrooms across the district to ensure all students have the resources they need to learn and succeed.
“Ridgid is proud to be able to support the students of Elyria by providing additional school supplies to classrooms through our Mosaic school supply drive,” said Manirajan Manivannan, sr. Project Manager, Business Tools and Founder/Global President, Mosaic for Emerson. “One of our goals through Mosaic is to participate in activities that bring us together as a community and embrace how our diverse cultures make everything possible.”
As part of the donation, Emerson’s Mosaic team created special age-appropriate activity sheets for young students that encouraged them to welcome inclusive cultures into their classrooms. “We want to provide the next generation of leaders with information about the benefits of cultural diversity and empathy,” Manivannan said.
As part of Ridgid’s ongoing commitment to educating and fostering the skills of the next generation, employees regularly volunteer with the school district and demonstrate the role science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in manufacturing through student visits to its state-of-the-art manufacturing center.
Over the years, Ridgid has also sponsored many other key projects with the school district, including a technology lab, new computer equipment for students, and the district’s Maker Space – a learning space dedicated to promoting STEM education.
“We are delighted to have Ridgid’s support for such an important initiative. These additional supplies will go a long way in helping teachers and students focus on learning and take the worry out of whether they will have the resources to get through the school year,” said Amy Higgins, Director of Communications. , Elyria Schools.
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