Hey Geauga County! Every time you purchased an oil change at Preston Superstore the first quarter of this year, you were helping to enhance lives of many in this great county. One dollar of your oil-change purchase price was donated on your behalf by Pat Preston to three incredible local organizations. Each received $2,000.
Geauga ACHIEVE is an educational program serving students with intensive needs and multiple disabilities. “Our goal is to empower all students with the skills they need to be successful in the classroom and beyond graduation,” said Robin Ludwig, director at the Geauga County Educational Service Center. “The generous donation, we received from Preston Superstore will provide our students with technology and curriculum materials to enhance the learning environment as well as funding for transportation to community activities for life-skills activities.”
The STARS Program is a school-based program run by the Geauga County Educational Service Center that supports students ages 5-22 who have a diagnosis of Autism. “STARS students and staff are so thankful for this amazing donation,” said Dana Eggers, a GCESC director.
“This money will be used towards upgrading our classroom technology. This includes classroom technology tools to access online curriculum materials, communication apps that allow our nonverbal students to have a voice, and handheld devices in order to explicitly teach students to appropriately navigate the world of texting and safe usage of social media.” She continued, “We are so lucky to have classrooms housed in such a supportive community!”
Solid Rock is an agency providing residential and community support to individuals with developmental disabilities. “The donation that Preston has given will go into our activity fund that helps support the clients experience outings and trips they would not otherwise be able to afford,” said Tiffany Smetana; CEO of Solid Rock on Which We Stand, LLC. “This money will help fund trips to areas such as, Niagara Falls, Hocking Hills, Pymatuning, Tribe games and Kalahari.”
Thank you, Geauga County, for getting your oil changed at Preston Superstore the first quarter this year. This promotion will continue on into next quarter, so go to Preston to get your oil changed and stay tuned for next quarter results.
Preston Superstore is located at 13600 W. Center St., Burton. Visit prestonsuperstore.com or call 440-316-4812.