By: Jen Russon
Small businesses in the Coral Springs-Parkland area plan to honor the memory of Alex Schachter by donating a portion of their proceeds to the nonprofit, Safe Schools for Alex.
Formed by Safe Schools for Alex organization was founded by Max Schachter in memory of his 14-year-old son, who was killed with 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018.
The “Eat, Shop & Play Week” event kicks off Sunday, October 18, and continues until Saturday, October 24, with select businesses as far out as The Poke Company in Delray Beach participating.
The merchants involved in this nationally recognized School Safety Week event ask customers to mention Alex Schacter’s name at the point of sale.
Cherry Smash in Coral Springs is donating the proceeds of their sales on October 18. Family Bagels of Long Island, also located in Coral Springs-Parkland, are participating on weekdays only.
Other Coral Springs businesses showing their support include Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, The Plaster Carousel, and the Coral Springs Escape Room.
Safe Schools for Alex strives to promote and fund best practices for school safety and provide resources to students, parents, school districts, and law enforcement so that all children can learn in a safe environment.
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- Jen Russon is a freelance writer and English Language Arts teacher. She has published two novels to Amazon Kindle and lives in Coral Springs with her family.
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