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Porter-Leath Head Start and Corporate Partners Close the Summer Strong

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 community.”   

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.