The team at Engineered Tax Services (ETS) continues to give back to Roosevelt Elementary School by volunteering at the Roosevelt Rockets Reading Buddies program. This all began five years ago after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. CEO of ETS, Julio Gonzalez, decided he wanted to do something positive each month to help the children at Roosevelt Elementary School in West Palm Beach. That’s when ETS started monthly programs where ETS employees and friends donated their lunch hours to do positive activities with Roosevelt students.
“I wanted to fund a project, and with the tragedy at the time, I thought it would be appropriate to adopt a school. Now with one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history that happened this week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, it’s more important than ever to continue to bring positivity to schools. We as a company think this is a nice way to encourage students and to get their creative juices flowing,” said Mr. Gonzalez.
The first project was a two-year mural sponsorship. The second is the Roosevelt Reading Buddies program – which continues to this day.
“The program has really become a part of doing something positive for both the kids and the community. That’s why we have continued these efforts for five years,” said Mr. Gonzalez.
Not only do Engineered Tax Services employees donate supplies, but they also donate their time and lunch hours to read with these kids.
“The goal is to brighten and raise the children’s and staff’s spirits and make them excited to enter school each day – ready to learn and ready to grow,” said Mr. Gonzalez.