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NEARLY 19,000 SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTED FOR LOCAL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS DURING NBC10 AND TELEMUNDO62’S SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOLS INITIATIVE

PHILADELPHIA – (August 27, 2019) – Working in partnership with Raymour & Flanigan, nearly 19,000 school supplies were collected during NBC10 and Telemundo62’s third annual Supporting Our Schools supply donation drive. The donated materials will be delivered to local students and teachers by Boys & Girls Clubs, Cradles to Crayons, and the United Way. The stations’ Supporting Our Schools drive launched in mid-July and culminated on August 18.

“Too many students in our area start their first day of school without so much as a pencil,” explained Ric Harris, President and General Manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62. “Our annual Supporting Our Schools supply donation drive provides the back-to-school essentials kids need without putting added financial stress on parents. Thanks to the generosity of our viewers and our partnership with Raymour & Flanigan, thousands of students will have the school supplies they need to have a great school year.”

The school supply drive was highlighted by a one-day call to action on Saturday, July 27. NBC10 and Telemundo62 anchors and reporters visited several Raymour & Flanigan store locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia region to encourage local giving and conducted live broadcasts from several locations throughout the campaign.

“Giving back is at the heart of Raymour & Flanigan’s culture and important initiatives such as Supporting our Schools reflect our commitment to the communities we serve across the Northeast,” said Elisabeth Dwyer, Director of Public Relations for Raymour & Flanigan. “Our associates and customers enjoy giving back to our communities through this initiative and we are grateful to everyone who took a moment to visit our stores and make a donation. The donations will make a difference with children in our communities returning to school this fall.”

The campaign concluded on Sunday, August 18, and generated a total of 18,900 donations, which included:

  • 1,012 backpacks
  • 5,400 notebooks/composition books
  • 2,700 pocket folders
  • 337 rulers
  • 2,363 boxes of pens
  • 3,543 boxes of pencils
  • 1,350 boxes of crayons

Supporting Our Schools is a month-long classroom needs awareness campaign spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal that includes NBC10 and Telemundo62. This year, NBC and Telemundo-owned stations in Hartford, Conn., New York and Philadelphia collected 67,496 school supplies for teachers and students in need. To learn about Supporting Our Schools efforts in other cities, visit SupportingOurSchools.com or ApoyandoANuestrasEscuelas.com.

About NBC10 Philadelphia / WCAU

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC10 Philadelphia has been delivering local news, information and weather for more than 60 years, serving nearly six million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, South Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC10 for the most up-to-date breaking news and weather on a variety of platforms, including online at nbc10.com and via mobile and social platforms. COZI TV, the station’s multicast network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series and hit movies as well as local programming. COZI TV can be seen on Comcast channel 248, Verizon channel 460, RCN channel 28 and over-the-air on digital 10.2.

About Telemundo62 Philadelphia / WWSI

Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo62 / WWSI is NBC’s Owned Television Stations local station serving Spanish-speaking viewers throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, including 18 counties across Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. Telemundo62 viewers start their mornings with Primera Edición, an hour-long, local Spanish-language newscast airing weekdays at 6 a.m. and continue to receive the latest in local news and weather information during Al Mediodía, a 30 minute newscast airing weekdays at 12 p.m. Noticiero Telemundo62 is a locally produced, live Spanish-language newscast, airing weekdays at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Viewers turn to Noticiero Telemundo62 for local news, weather, sports and community coverage on-air and on the Telemundo62 app. For more information, visit Telemundo62.com

About Raymour & Flanigan

Established in Upstate N.Y. in 1947, the family-owned furniture and mattress retailer has over 120 locations throughout the Northeast. Raymour & Flanigan has built its identity not only by offering quality furnishings and fast delivery, but by embracing its social responsibility through community giving and extensive in-house recycling. For more information, visit www.raymourflanigan.com or become a fan on Facebook.

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