The Edmond Sun

August 2, 2013

Edmond’s St. Mary's leads statewide donation campaign

Kristine Meggenberg
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Edmond has kicked off a state-wide donation campaign supporting Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore.

Over the past several years, St. Mary’s parents have been collecting My Coke Rewards points to benefit the school. By the end of this school year, approximately 9,000 points had been collected. When the catalog was given to St. Mary’s preschool teacher, Amy Freedman, to purchase items with the points, she suggested the points be donated to Plaza Towers Elementary instead.

“The teachers and children at Plaza Towers lost nearly everything,” Freedman said. “This is one small way we can help them get ready for the new school year.”

Freedman’s selfless act inspired St. Mary’s to go even farther. For the months of July, August and September, St. Mary’s is encouraging schools and other organizations across the state to collect and donate My Coke Rewards   points to Plaza Towers Elementary. Lauren Guhl, president of the parent organization at St. Mary’s, is spearheading the effort.

“The beauty of this program is that it costs nothing out of pocket,” Guhl said. “Folks can take these codes from items they are already buying, pool their efforts and help Plaza Towers in a big way. We are encouraging Oklahomans across the state to encourage their schools, offices and churches to all collect codes and donate them to Plaza Towers.”