Lidl US today announced an initiative in its Charlotte-area stores to support Jack Werdann, a teen from Weddington, N.C., who is working to provide 100,000 notebooks to students who lack school supplies across the country. All of the notebook bundles purchased through this initiative, will be matched by Lidl and donated to Kids In Need Foundation, a national non-profit organization that provides underserved schools with the resources needed for teachers to teach and learners to learn.
Starting on Wednesday, September 1, customers at Lidl’s nine stores in the Charlotte area will have the opportunity to donate a bundle of five school notebooks for $2.50 at checkout. Lidl will match all donated notebooks during the month of September to help reach Jack’s goal of 100,000 notebooks. Below is the list of participating Lidl stores.
Lidl was inspired by Jack’s commitment to support students who are unable to start the school year with school supplies. Last year, he donated 45,000 notebooks through his Notebooks For Kids fundraising drive. This year, Jack is looking to more than double his goal and donate 100,000 notebooks.
“It was inspiring to see a young man in Jack step up last year during the pandemic to support his peers in under-resourced schools through Notebooks for Kids,” said Corey Gordon, CEO of Kids In Need Foundation. “Jack made a difference by paying it forward and being aware of the needs of teens nationwide. We’re excited Lidl wants to support Jack’s efforts and providing students with the supplies they need as they return to the classroom.”
“Lidl is proud to support Jack’s Notebook for Kids initiative, and we are inspired by his campaign to get back to school supplies to students locally and across the country that need these items for a successful school year,” said Tanja Novakovic, Lidl Steele Creek Store Manager. “We look forward to working together with our customers to help reach Jack’s goal of 100,000 notebooks for Kids in Need Foundation.”
Lidl stores in the Charlotte area participating in this initiative include:
- Lidl Gastonia - 951 E Hudson Boulevard, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054
- Lidl Indian Trail - 14600 East Independence Blvd, Indian Trail, North Carolina 28079
- Lidl Concord - 8930 Christenbury Parkway, Concord, North Carolina 28027
- Lidl Charlotte, Monroe Road - 9318 Monroe Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28270
- Lidl Matthews - 4520 Margaret Wallace Rd, Matthews, North Carolina 28105
- Lidl Steele Creek - 11225 S Tryon St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
- Lidl University - 615 West Mallard Creek Church Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
- Lidl Indian Land - 9990 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, South Carolina 29707
- Lidl Rock Hill - 1260 Herrons Ferry Road, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
Lidl operates around 11,550 stores and is active in 32 countries, employing more than 341,000 employees globally. Lidl offers customers the highest quality fresh produce, meat, bakery items and a wide array of household products at unbelievably low prices. Lidl first established its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia, in June 2015, and today sells its award-winning products in more than 150 stores across nine east coast states. For more information, visit www.Lidl.com.
About Kids In Need Foundation
Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), a nonprofit organization that believes every child in America deserves equal opportunity and access to a quality education, provides the support and tools needed for teachers to teach and learners to learn. By providing essential school supplies, distance learning resources, and other classroom items in high demand, KINF partners with teachers in underserved schools to ensure students are prepared to learn in the classroom. In 2020, through its programs and National Network of Resource Centers, comprised of more than 40 mission-driven organizations nationwide, KINF served an estimated 5 million students, 205,000 teachers, and provided over $70 million in product at no cost to schools or teachers. For more information, visit KINF.org, and join us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter: @KidsInNeed.