At a school-wide assembly, Ms. Corinne Burton, President of TCM, presented every student with their own backpack filled with books and she provided every teacher with a reading package that contained a $100 gift certificate for classroom supplies. Meairs Principal Kathy Kane said "Seeing the smiles that these gifts put on the faces of our students and teachers was priceless!"
After spending part of the morning reading books with students, TCM employees began a variety of campus beautification projects. They painted a fabulous new mural on the side of the school that says "Be Your Best," they gave the library a mini-makeover, they created a gorgeous garden-like setting in a patio area, and they painted a map of the United States on the blacktop. WSD Superintendent Dr. Marian Kim Phelps said, "TCM has given us an incredible gift. We are so grateful and appreciative of the support that they have provided to Meairs. School and community partnerships are invaluable and we couldn't ask for a better partner in TCM."
*Special thanks to OneOC for partnering TCM with Meairs Elementary. OneOC is an organization that helps companies build and grow their volunteer programs in order to maximize their charitable activities in the community.