September 2013 News: Crayons2Calculators
In the September 2013 issue of the Clegg’s newsletter: Clegg’s Supports Crayons2Calculators; Refer a Friend; Employee Profile | Tommy Griffin; Back to School Can Mean Head Lice; and Clegg’s Acquires Kiser Exterminating Inc.
Clegg’s Supports Crayons2Calculators
Once again this year, Clegg’s joined with numerous other individuals and organizations to support the Crayons2Calculators school supply drive of The Durham Teacher Warehouse Corp. A total of $54,000 in supplies was collected to benefit local students! The mission of Crayons2Calculators is to “serve the educational and creative needs of students in the Durham Public School system by providing free school supplies to classroom teachers.” They collect supplies and then invite Durham teachers into the warehouse to “shop” and outfit their classrooms at no charge.
A recent study by the National School Supply and Equipment Association found that in the 2012-13 school year, 99.5% of public school teachers reported spending their own money on school supplies, instructional materials and/or other classroom materials. Ten percent spent $1,000 or more of their own money in total for the school year-about double the percent as in past studies. We applaud Crayons2Calculators and its supporters for working toward ensuring that teachers no longer have to pay money from their own pockets in order to do their jobs effectively. Read more…
Refer a Friend
Did you know that Clegg’s has a referral program? Existing customers can receive a $30 credit toward their next service by referring a friend or neighbor. Just make sure they let our team know that you are the person who referred them and we’ll credit your account after their initial service is complete. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employee Profile | Tommy Griffin
Meet Tommy Griffin, a pest technician with Clegg’s Southport/Oak Island office. Tommy has over 50 years of experience in the pest control industry, the last 13 of which have been with Clegg’s. Tommy’s entire family works in the pest control industry, and he learned the ropes from his father starting at the ripe old age of 12! Tommy currently handles the pest control needs of almost 500 families on Bald Head Island. When asked what he enjoys most about his job, Tommy replies, “Helping people.”
Outside of work, Tommy enjoys bowling, fishing and hunting. He also spends time volunteering with his church and the local fire department. If you are on Bald Head Island and see Tommy out and about, stop and say hello!
Back to School Can Mean Head Lice
Those of you with school-aged children know how easily lice can be spread at school. Here’s a helpful article by Clegg’s entomologist Andrew Taylor that tells you what you need to know if your child comes home with lice.
Clegg’s Acquires Kiser Exterminating
Clegg’s is pleased to announce that we have acquired Kiser Exterminating Inc., of Roxboro. Kiser will retain its name and continue operations as Kiser Exterminating with Marshall Kiser servicing his existing customers. He can be reached at 336-599-2381. Read more…