SHELTON, Conn. – BIC USA has allocated $60,000 to DonorsChoose.org to fund handwriting projects and classroom requests, including several from the Charlotte area, as part of the company’s 60th anniversary.
Sarah Hersch sought to buy 45 cursive handwriting workbooks on Amazon for her class at third-graders at Lebanon Road Elementary School. She was among those receiving funding from BIC.
Other projects were supported at schools like Statesville Road Elementary, Whitewater Academy and Charlotte East Language Academy.
Meg Judy, a teacher at Charlotte East Language Academy, said the state reintroduced cursive handwriting into the curriculum this year.
“Thanks to BIC’s generous donation, my students will be able to practice each letter of the alphabet, connect letters and craft entire sentences in their new cursive workbooks,” Judy said.
Linda Palladino, senior brand manager for BIC Consumer Products USA, cited Hanover Research in noting that 15 minutes of daily writing promotes individuality, enhances motor skills and improves cognitive development
“Through our donation to DonorsChoose.org, we hope to help students in North Carolina and across the country not only be successful in the classroom but also develop writing skills that they’ll carry with them for a lifetime,” Palladino said.