March 25, 2019
BAND-IT employees volunteered to build “test success kits” earlier this month for local children attending nearby Garden Place Elementary, which is in one of the Denver-area’s most underserved communities. In partnership with the Mile High United Way, 27 BAND-IT employees packaged kits to brighten students’ day and help reduce the stress of standardized tests.
The kits included a brightly colored pencil pouch containing personalized notes of encouragement, a homemade stress ball (balloon and flour), a calculator, goldfish crackers, pencils, pencil sharpeners, and a ruler.
BAND-IT, a unit of IDEX Corporation, has been working with the United Way for four years. It continues to play a critical role in helping address chronic absenteeism, early literacy, and parent engagement and leadership within the local community.
With the mission of addressing the critical needs of community grade schools, BAND-IT was recently awarded $40,000 from the IDEX Foundation to continue to be a positive force for change in their local community.
Building on their impact, BAND-IT employees will help improve transportation services for students and invest in leadership development for school staff in 2019.