Sable Elementary School recently proved that it is indeed better to give than to receive. The school kicked off winter break by sending families home with food, gifts and glaring smiles for the holidays. This joyous day of giving was made possible by their long-time community partner, Prologis, who donated $4,000 to the cause.
This partnership developed nearly 20 years ago when a Prologis executive noticed sable didn’t have a flag pole and arranged to have one installed. From that moment forward, Prologis Foundation staff members have volunteered their time, talents and funds to support Sable students and families.
“Everybody at Prologis has a soft spot for Sable,” said Prologis Property Accountant II Sara DeWildt.
Prologis staff and members of the Windsor Garden Breakfast Optimist Club also opened their wallets to participate in Sable’s giving tree, granting more than 100 students’ wishes. Gifts included books, apparel, toys and more.
“We make sure each child’s entire family is taken care of, not just one student out of the family,” said Sable Family Liaison Connie Payne, who helped organize the event. “We are thankful to have had enough money to provide every family with both food and gifts.”
Prologis' spirit of giving doesn't stop there. During a golf tournament, the global industrial real estate leader chose Sable as a charity to donate $10,000 to. This generous gift will fund Sable’s media center makeover, a project currently underway.
Furthermore, Prologis connected Sable with PCs for People, a non-profit organization committed to bridging the digital divide. The organization looks forward to providing many Sable families with computers they can take home and call their own.
These examples uphold the APS 2020: Shaping the Future core belief that community partnerships provide vital resources and opportunities for students and families.
“Prologis is such a wonderful sponsor,” said Sable Principal Jennifer Dichter. “I don’t know what we’d do without them.”