- Oklahoma City Public Schools
OKCPS Receives Face Masks and Hand Sanitizer from Bank of America
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2020
Oklahoma City Public Schools Receives Face Masks and Hand Sanitizer from Bank of America
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) welcomes all grades back to in-person learning, the district announced today that it has received 50,000 face masks and 400 bottles of hand sanitizer from Bank of America for area students and school employees. Bank of America has been working with local partners in cities across the country to provide resources to vulnerable and underserved communities hardest hit by COVID-19.
The masks and hand sanitizers will be distributed throughout the school district, which is the largest in the state. The donation will benefit thousands of students, teachers and staff, spread across more than 60 schools and administrative buildings. OKCPS seeks to provide equitable access to a world class education, and Bank of America’s support means OKCPS staff can focus on providing the quality education our communities have come to expect and deserve.
“Community partners like Bank of America make a huge difference for our schools. Our Partners in Action initiative continues to connect partners with our school district to fill the gaps for our schools and students,” said CEO and President of The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools, Mary Melon.
Bank of America’s support of OKCPS is part of a nationwide effort by the bank to distribute millions of masks to communities impacted by COVID-19 and is connected to its $1 billion, four-year commitment of additional support to help local communities address economic and racial inequality accelerated by a global pandemic.
“As we continue to face the challenges brought on by COVID-19, it is heartwarming to see community partners like Bank of America stepping up to provide much-needed supplies that will help to ensure the safety of our students and staff,” says OKCPS Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel. “It truly does take a village and, perhaps now more than ever, we must work together as a city and as a state to mitigate the impact of this pandemic. OKCPS is deeply grateful for this generous gift and for the ongoing support of our #PartnersInAction at Bank of America!”
“Bank of America is not only committed to the health and safety of our employees and clients, but to the communities we serve,” said Tony Shinn, Oklahoma City Market President for Bank of America. “As we face this ongoing health and humanitarian crisis, collaboration with local partners to identify and distribute face masks guarantees that vulnerable populations, like students and teachers, have access to the critical protective equipment they need.”
In Oklahoma City, Bank of America has donated $425,000 to a total of 16 local nonprofits, including Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoman County, The United Way of Central Oklahoma’s COVID-19 Response Fund, Positive Tomorrows, Infant Crisis Services, Mental Health Association of Oklahoma, Latino Community Development Association, City Care, Oklahoma Restaurant Association Fund, ReMerge, Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, Embrace OKC, Oklahoma Council on Economic Education, Homeless Alliance, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Neighborhood Services Organization.
For more information on how the bank is supporting employees, clients and communities during this time, see latest updates here.
Oklahoma City Public Schools
Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) is a multi-cultural district serving approximately 36,000 students. Our students are educated throughout 33 neighborhood elementary schools, 13 middle schools, 9 high schools, 3 alternative schools and 9 charter schools located within 135.5 square miles in the center of Oklahoma. For more information, visit: www.okcps.org
Bank of America
Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,300 retail financial centers, including approximately 3,000 lending centers, 2,600 financial centers with a Consumer Investment Financial Solutions Advisor and approximately 2,200 business centers; approximately 16,900 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with approximately 39 million active users, including approximately 30 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business households through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Reporters May Contact:
Crystal Raymond, OKCPS, 405.831.1805
Britney Sheehan, Bank of America, 425.533.4531