FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Oct. 11, 2021 – RHP Properties, the nation’s largest private owner and operator of manufactured home communities, has announced a $10,000 donation to support a Jacksonville, Florida school through AdoptAClassroom.org. AdoptAClassroom.org is a national nonprofit that provides funding for U.S. Pre K-12 teachers and schools to purchase materials and tools for their students to learn and succeed. This is the fourth classroom RHP Properties has adopted through the program, with a total of $40,000 of donations to date.
AdoptAClassroom.org provides teachers and school administrators with an online fundraising platform, plus a private ecommerce marketplace of nearly 30 school supply and school specialty vendors. Through its marketplace, teachers and school administrators can use donations to select exactly what they need for their classrooms.
RHP Properties has adopted Charger Academy, located in Jacksonville, Florida. The school serves approximately 931 children, grades 6-8, and many of the students are residents at nearby RHP Properties manufactured home communities including Connie Jean; Deerpointe; Magnolia Circle; and Ortega Village.
"My students and I are ecstatic about the generous donation from RHP Properties,” said Nichole Marquis, a Charger Academy teacher. “It is organizations like RHP Properties that make the greatest impact on education. During these challenging times, materials to increase student engagement in learning and schools can be hard to come by without the support of the community partners and donations. I am beyond excited and grateful to empower my students in their academic work by providing materials and resources all thanks to RHP.”
“RHP Properties is honored to continue to partner with AdoptAClassroom and its mission to fulfill the critical need for school supplies across the country,” said Ross Partrich, CEO, RHP Properties. “Charger Academy was chosen so we could help support all the students who attend the school, including many from our nearby manufactured home communities. We take pride in giving back to the community and we're pleased this donation helps ensure students and teachers have the tools they need to succeed.”
“This school year, teachers are spending more of their own money on school materials than ever before because students cannot share supplies due to the pandemic,” said AdoptAClassroom.org’s Executive Director Ann Pifer. “The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the inequities in our educational system and teachers have been filling the gap. Donors such as RHP Properties help ease the burden for teachers.”