July 26, 2012 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO, Calif. - With summer vacation drawing to a close, it’s time for parents and children to get ready for a new school year. Back-to-school shopping is underway, and many children are picking out new backpacks, pencils, calculators, and other fun and colorful supplies.
At participating locations, for customers who mention this article, PostalAnnex+ store owners are giving away a free package of pens or pencils. “Children are the future of our country, and having the right supplies can really help a child succeed,” said Steve Goble, Vice President of Marketing Communications at Annex Brands, Inc, the franchisor for PostalAnnex+.
For families living in poverty, purchasing school supplies is difficult, and some children have to attend school without the necessary supplies. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), nearly 15 million children in the United States live below the federal poverty level. The poverty level is $22,350 a year for a family of four, but families typically need about twice that to cover basic expenses.
In addition to supporting local school children, PostalAnnex+ locations are a one-stop support center for packaging, postal and office supply needs. To pick up school supplies, visit one of the participating PostalAnnex+ locations:
PostalAnnex+ is a member of the Annex Brands franchise network. Its locations offer one-stop support for packaging, shipping and office supply needs. Founded in 1985 in San Diego, Annex Brands has more than 425 locations operating in 41 states across the U.S. and into Canada. All PostalAnnex+ locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees. For more information on the company's services or for franchise information, visit www.AnnexBrands.com.
Annex Brands, Inc., formerly known as Postal Annex, Inc., was founded by Jack and Martha (Marty) Lentz in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego. There are five brands in the Annex Brands franchise family: PostalAnnex+, AIM Mail Center, Navis Pack & Ship, Handle With Care Packaging Store and Sunshine Pack & Ship. All together, there are more than 425 locations across 41 states and into Canada. Each location is an individually owned and operated franchise. Its retail locations offer a one-stop support center for packaging, shipping, postal and office supply needs, including the ability to compare shipping rates with UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS shipping. The commercial locations provide custom packaging and shipping solutions for larger and more valuable items. For more information on the company’s history, services and franchise information, visit www.AnnexBrands.com.