Partnership with Baltimore County Govt. Helps Get PPE to Schools



Preparing for learning requires maintaining a safe and supportive environment

As Baltimore County Public Schools prepares to open for the 2021-2022 school year, maintaining a positive and safe school environment is necessary for all students to thrive and engage in the educational process. Working in collaboration with Baltimore County government, The Education Foundation of BCPS distributed bundles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to each of the school system’s 175 schools, centers, and programs. Each school was provided the opportunity to receive 24 gallons of hand sanitizer, 12 pints of hand pump sanitizer, 24 packs of sanitizer wipes, and face masks, funded by a government grant.  The foundation’s two Exchangerees, at Windsor Mill and THE AVENUE, White Marsh, became the mini distribution centers.



Under the hot July sun, the PPE distribution took place over a two-week schedule, which included several dozen community business volunteers who sorted and stacked supplies and who loaded cars and SUVs with the many boxes and bags for the schools. A monumental shout-out to these Education Champions as we couldn’t have accomplished this task without them:

  • BCPS Office of Logistics (Wes Daugherty, Aaron Brooks, and the entire logistics team)
  • BCPS staff and administrators (Amanda Crabb, Jill Snell, Angie Booze, Caitlin Roh, Dr. George Roberts, Christina Byers, and Dr. Racquel Jones)
  • Douron Office Furniture (Lainie Troutman, Erin Stephey, Andy Hux, Phillip Dennis, and Tim Forloine)
  • First Financial Federal Credit Union (Cindy Jones, Joan Pugh, and Joey Atkinson)
  • Freedom Financial Federal Credit Union (Jennifer Nickles, Josh Rice, Chris Eliopolous, Susan Tannahill, Michele Young, Marcus Johnson, Cristine Conway, Shakila Pitts, Barbara Earhart, and Lisa Snodgrass)
  • The Education Foundation Board Members (Karen Grannas, Kate Perry-Jones, and Christine Compeau)
  • The Exchangeree Volunteer Team (Linda Alpin, volunteer coordinator THE AVENUE; Susan Goodhand, volunteer coordinator Windsor Mill, Gwen Wheatley, and Sandy Bauer)
  • ·Towson University (Bev German)

A special thank you to Lisa Geiger (senior marketing manager), Morgan Shriver (marketing coordinator), the Security Office at THE AVENUE, Scott Dorsey (CEO/president, Merritt Companies), and the Merritt Team for the canvas tents and set up and break down for the distribution.

With most items distributed, schools have a head start in providing supplies that will contribute to a safe environment for opening day.

BCPS schools can contact The Education Foundation for additional PPE throughout the school year until the supply is depleted.

The Foundation provides many opportunities for community businesses, friends, relatives, colleagues, and neighbors to provide their time and service.

If you would like to participatevolunteercontribute, or simply know more about The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc., please feel free to visit The Education Foundation website to learn more.