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BIC Donates Products in Support of National Teacher Appreciation Day

Katie Veccharelli (1st grade teacher), Melinda Stygles (1st grade teacher), Jamie Balisciano (Asst. Principal)

SHELTON, Conn. (May 7, 2019) – In recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Day, BIC today donated 54 boxes of school supplies to support Roosevelt School students in Bridgeport. As part of BIC’s recent Bring Your Child to Work Day celebration, 80 children visited the Shelton headquarters and worked with team members to assemble boxes that were filled with a variety of BIC stationery products, including BIC® Xtra-Fun #2 Pencils, BIC® Xtra-Strong Mechanical Pencils, Coloring Collection by Conte® Coloring Pencils and BIC Brite Liner® Erasable Highlighters.

The donated boxes were put together with the help of BIC employees' kids who joined us for Bring Your Child to Work Day where they learned valuables lesson about giving back to the community, Earth Day and BICs involvement in these important initiatives.


"At BIC, we understand the importance of supporting our local communities, and one of our core values is a commitment to education," stated BIC's General Manager, Mary Fox. "The opportunity to give back to the Roosevelt School and our support of programs like these are directly linked to the success we have achieved over the past 60 years.”


National Teacher Appreciation Day has been celebrated on the first Tuesday in May for nearly 40 years and represents a day to honor teachers for the resources they provide and the lasting impression they make on students.


“People often overlook the importance of having access to everyday classroom items. From math to writing and art to science, there are a variety of subjects to teach, which means many resources are needed,” said Jacqueline Simmons, Roosevelt School’s Principal. “We are so thankful for the generosity that BIC has shown our school today. These supplies will better prepare our students to learn and allow teachers to help their classes succeed.”


In addition to the product donation to the Roosevelt School, BIC celebrated National Teacher Appreciation day by having approximately 280 team members who are located at their Shelton office write apple-shaped thank you notes to teachers who’ve had a positive impact on their lives. In exchange for the handwritten note, team members received a gift bag filled with BIC product to give to a teacher, whether it is a friend, family member or their child’s teacher as a “thank you.”



BIC is a world leader in stationery, lighters, and shavers. For more than 70 years, including 60 in the U.S., BIC has honored the tradition of providing high-quality, affordable products to consumers everywhere. Through this unwavering dedication and thanks to everyday efforts and investments, BIC has become one of the most recognized brands and is a trademark registered worldwide for identifying BIC products which are sold in more than 160 countries around the world.