MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a 29-store Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has announced that it is supporting back to school for parents with activities that include cash donations to Miami-Dade County Public Schools and free backpacks filled with school supplies.
“The goals of this year’s back-to-school promotion are to save busy parents time and money, prepare them early for the start of the school year and help out their schools at the same time,” stated Cristy Leon-Rivero, VP marketing for Navarro Discount Pharmacy. "We are committed to supporting education and creating a convenient shopping experience for parents.”
Navarro’s back-to-school activities include:
- Donating 5% of the sales it generates on all back-to-school purchases to Miami-Dade County Public Schools. When checking out at the register, parents tell the cashier the name of the Miami-Dade County Public School and the donation will be sent directly to the school;
- Partnering with Coca-Cola, who also will donate 5% of its purchases back to the school of choice;
- Offering in-store school physicals and vaccines in conjunction with Miami Children’s Hospital; and
- Donating 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to nonprofit groups — Amigos for Kids, Kiwanis and the Centro Mater Foundation — and to the City of North Miami.
Other local partners involved include SpendforED, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting public education that links schools with businesses and the local community, providing them with financial resources. SpendforED’s EDBUCK coupons can be redeemed at any Navarro store location. SpendforED is a supporter of Miami Dade County Public School’s Foundation for New Education Initiatives.