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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Thursday, October 12th, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Pamela Good, (248) 918-3543

FREUDENBERG SERVICE DAY AT BURTON INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

DETROIT, MI – Freudenberg partnered with Beyond Basics for their 2016 Service Day at Burton International Academy. Freudenberg’s Service Day provides their employees an opportunity to volunteer within the community. Freudenberg has been very active in the school community through mentoring, volunteering, and donating items needed to support student activities and Beyond Basics.

This year, Freudenberg volunteers assisted students in writing original stories as part of a Publishing Center. Prior to Service Day, the Freudenberg volunteers produced 80 book covers and hosted a school supply drive for Burton International Academy students. These items were presented to Burton International students during Service Day. Students were then able to select one of these book covers for their original published stories.

About Freudenberg

Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society through forward-looking innovations, developing leading-edge technologies, products and services for more than 30 markets and for thousands of applications. Social responsibility is an integral part of Freudenberg’s corporate citizenship. Through its e2 (education and environment) community support program, Freudenberg delivers combined financial and volunteer support to non-profit organizations in communities in which it operates. Beyond Basics is one of the first beneficiaries of the program.  This is the 2nd year of a 3-year commitment to help support Beyond Basics’ work at Burton International Academy.

About Beyond Basics

Beyond Basics is a 501(c)(3) student-centered, literacy focused nonprofit organization dedicated to one-on-one reading tutoring and literacy enrichment programs for K-12 students in Metropolitan Detroit. Beyond Basics achieves grade level movement in 6 weeks! We believe that Literacy Is For Everyone and we establish LIFE centers powered by Beyond Basics in schools and after school locations to deliver our literacy programs.

For further information and sponsorship opportunities, please call (248) 918-3543.