Kia turns burgers into school supplies

Maggie’s place offering free school supplies beginning Monday

Dave Mathieson
Published on August 21, 2014

“We start Monday morning at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Maggie’s Place..." said Karen LeBlanc.

AMHERST – Burgers, hotdogs and car washes were turned into school supplies Thursday at the Kia dealership in Amherst.

“Every year Kia does a cross Canada ‘Drive Change’ day,” said Larry Legere, salesman at Kia on South Albion Street in Amherst. “So this year we decided to support Maggie’s Place for their school supply drive.”

Donations bought a barbecued burger or hotdog, and car washes were also available for a donation.

“The donations are for school supplies,” said Legere.

Money raised at the event goes to Maggie’s Place in Amherst, and they will use the money to buy anything from scribblers, to pencils, to calculators, to backpacks.

The supplies will provide school supplies to families starting Monday.

“We start Monday morning at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Maggie’s Place, and it goes all week long from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, with the exception of Friday, it goes from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.,” said Karen LeBlanc, parent support coordinator at Maggie’s Place.

It’s helpful if people bring a list of needed supplies.

“We will fill as much as we can from the list,” said LeBlanc.

LeBlanc thanked Kia for their support.

“Kia is wonderful. What a great way to give back to their community.”

She also thanked the Alliant Phone Pioneers.

“They have been a massive supporter of this. They donated backpacks and supplies,” said LeBlanc.