MEMPHIS, Tennessee – As Porter-Leath enters the 2015-2016 school year,
our students, families and employees will benefit from working with our corporate
partners to build a stronger Memphis.
In July, Over 50 volunteers from
Porter-Leath , Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance and AutoZone gathered at
Porter-Leath’s MLK Head Start location
to paint the building’s 9 classrooms, pressure wash the playground and perform
other cosmetic renovations. MLK Head Start serves 180 children each year.
Later in August, Raymond James employees treated 20 families from Porter-Leath’s
Douglass Head Start to a Redbirds game at AutoZone Park. In addition to watching
the game, enjoying ballpark snacks, and meeting Rockey the Rockin' Redbird with
students and their parents, Raymond James presented Porter-Leath with a $2,500
donation to celebrate the company’s Raymond James Cares Month.
“Porter-Leath is able to build a stronger Memphis through support from our
corporate partners,” said Rob Hughes, Development Director for Porter-Leath. “Our
partners not only provide the much needed funds to help thousands of Mid-South children
and families, but also the personal engagement to drive real change in the
Porter-Leath Preschool offers a comprehensive combination of quality
home-based family services and onsite educational programs. Porter-Leath’s Preschool program provides high-quality preschool education for more than 5,800 of the
highest-risk children in Shelby County annually, free of charge.