Cheektowaga Schools Reject Supplies Donated By Marijuana Sticker Shop | Local News
They began last December after Zale obtained the names of four needy families with young children, to whom he gave up to $10,000 in electronics and other holiday gifts.
Zale said he plans to donate to schools in neighborhoods near each of his four stores.
Employees of a U-Haul truck dropped off a load of school and gym supplies donated to Cheektowaga Central Middle School on Union Road on Thursday, with items ranging from a foosball table to dumbbells.
Between that and a similar donation made later that morning at Maryvale Middle School, donations could total $40,000 to $50,000, said Zale, who noted his employees emptied the entire school supply section at a store. DollarGeneral.
“It’s about supporting our community,” he said.
Zale said he or his employees spoke to an official in each district Thursday morning to get permission to make the donations.
Asked if he clearly stated the gifts were from a marijuana sticker shop, Zale replied, “I said we were from Green Vision Wellness.”
A message left for Wright at the Cheektowaga superintendent’s office was not returned. However, after The News contacted him, Wright spoke to Zale and another Green Vision Wellness employee and said the district could not accept the donated items because the Cheektowaga School Board had not approved the items. gifts.