The elves over at Johnson’s Popcorn and JASM Consulting are working hard to give the boys and girls of the International Academy of Atlantic City Charter School a very merry Christmas. They are more than halfway to filling close to 300 Johnson’s Popcorn buckets with toys and treats for the school’s kindergarten through third graders.
The International Academy of Atlantic City Charter School (IAAC) has about 365 students between kindergarten and third grade. IAAC was built to be a beacon for urban education. Many of these students, while being at risk, come to school every day ready to learn and achieve, and excel in doing so.
Donations will be accepted until Friday, Dec. 18.
JASM Consulting and Johnson’s Popcorn are asking for others to pitch in by:
- Requesting delivery of an empty Johnson’s Popcorn bucket (call 609-840-6173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) or by picking up a bucket: at Johnson’s Popcorn (14th Street and Boardwalk) or at JASM (701 West Avenue).
- Filling the bucket with age-appropriate clothing (socks, scarfs, sweaters, hats, gloves, shirts etc.), school supplies, food store gift cards, toys (cards, games, stuffed animals), food (nothing with peanuts).
- Or placing any amount of money inside of your bucket (if it’s easier for you).
- The buckets should be filled with things that would fun to receive in a stocking or as a present.
- Dropping off buckets to JASM Consulting or Johnson’s Popcorn (14th Street location) by Dec. 18. If you need JASM or Johnson’s to pick up your bucket, please allow a few days’ notice.
These students are pushed every single day to be at the best level (behavior, attendance, academics etc.) that they can be. IAAC closes the gap for students who would most likely be left behind and gives them the opportunity to reach university level schooling.
“We are thrilled to reach out beyond our borders and help children who are trying to help themselves,” JASM Consulting owner Aimee Schultz said. “We hope that we can share the joy that we feel here in Ocean City with children that truly need our assistance.”
— News release from Johnson’s Popcorn and JASM Consulting