Panowicz Jewelers fulfills two local teacher donation requests for classroom projects totaling $2,600 in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. In partnership with Frederique Constant, the Swiss watch manufacturer, the classroom projects were fully funded.
With the many changes that took place this past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Panowicz Jewelers seeks to support and recognize the efforts our local teachers do in educating the next generation. “Youth and education are two areas Panowicz Jewelers will always support,” said Leslie Panowicz, general manager. “We are grateful to be selected by Frederique Constant to fully fund projects in our community.”
Frederique Constant pledged $20,000 to support the local schools and communities where retail partners reside. As one of 10 nationwide retailers selected, Panowicz Jewelers chose which classroom projects to fund in Thurston County.
Each Frederique Constant watch purchased at Panowicz Jewelers between now and May 31 will come with a $50 gift card that can be used to support a teacher request of your choice on DonorsChoose. DonorsChoose, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, enables teachers to request donations for projects, programs or resources that are not included in their regular budget. Founded in 2000, the nonprofit has since helped fund 1.9 million classroom project requests ranging from butterfly cocoons to robotic kits, new books for classrooms, and much more.
“Our mission is to make it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education,” said Charles Best, CEO of DonorsChoose. “We are so grateful to have such a dedicated partner in Frederique Constant and to be able to rely on their continued support to reach classrooms on a national scale.”
“Frederique Constant is honored to be an ongoing partner of DonorsChoose, and as a brand founded on the principle of living your passion, we are very proud to help give back and show our appreciation to the hard-working teachers who are dedicated to educating their students remotely during this unprecedented time,” said Carla Wilke, chief marketing officer of Citizen Watch America.
To learn more about projects that Frederique Constant funded for Teacher Appreciation Week, please visit the link here. For more information, please visit DonorsChoose.org.