COLLEGEVILLE – The PVSD Foundation is proud to announce that it has received a $1,500 contribution from Giant Food Stores through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.
The donation will help the Foundation to continue awarding grants to teachers for innovative programs to enrich and engage students in the Perkiomen Valley School District.
“We are honored to partner with Giant to enhance and enrich educational opportunities for PV students,” said Cindy Hickey, PVSD Foundation President. “We are looking forward to seeing the positive impact the donation will have on our schools.”
Giant, which is located at 1824 Ridge Pike in Royersford, contributed the money to the PVSD Foundation through the state’s EITC program, which is offered through the Department of Community and Economic Development and allows tax credits to businesses that contribute to a scholarship organization, educational improvement organizations or pre-kindergarten scholarship organizations. Tax credits are equal to 75 percent of the contribution up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year.
About PVSD Foundation
The Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that enhances and enriches educational opportunities for PV students through grants and scholarships to teachers. So far this year, the Foundation has supplied over $61,000 in funding to teachers of all levels for programs and technology used in the classroom.
About Giant Food Stores
Giant is an eastern American supermarket chain, first started in Pennsylvania. Since 1923, Giant Food Stores has provided customers with “great food, low prices and friendly helpful service” as well as giving back to the community.
At left is Giant Store Manager Bill Ducoin and at right is Cindy Hickey, PVSD Foundation President.