During the month of March, 2018, the Springfield, MO store participated in a Buy 1, we’ll Give 1 campaign for Care to Learn, and the Springfield community responded! During the month of March, for every bar soap, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrush sold, Akin’s donated 1 to Care to Learn. Thanks to the generosity of our Springfield customers, Akin’s was able to donate over 200 hygiene items to area kids in need, that’s 90 bars of soap, 75 deodorants, 35 toothpastes and 10 toothbrushes!
The mission of Care to Learn is to provide immediate funding to meet emergent needs in the areas of health, hunger and hygiene so every student can be successful in school. A toothbrush. A coat. Deodorant. Breakfast. These are the things that stand between children and belonging—basic unmet needs that cause pain and embarrassment. And Akin’s is proud to partner with them in supporting this mission.