Eight Baton Rouge-area schools took home a portion of the record $275,000 doled out by Community Coffee Co. as part of its Community Cash for Schools program April 23. Turning in the most UPC labels from Community Coffee to bring home more than $6,000 were Pierre Part Primary, $6,685, and Baton Rouge’s Park Elementary, $6,254.

“This is something we want to do, we are committed to do,” CEO Matt Saurage told those assembled for the check presentations. “We have families here, too.”

Assisting him was Louisiana’s Teacher of the Year, Carla Jackson, who teaches third grade at Bains Elementary in St. Francisville. She shared the stories of two students directly impacted by the Cash for Schools program.

“It takes all of the community and programs like Cash for Schools to raise and educate a child and I thank Community Coffee,” she concluded.

Other area schools getting a check included Zachary Elementary, $3,747; St. John Primary/St. Theresa Middle, $2,855; Holy Family, $2,730; Our Lady of Mercy, $2,700; St. Aloysius, $2522.90 and Central Intermediate, $2,320.

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