Big Lots to Present $20,000 to Cleveland Area School

James Crosby | 8/13/2013, 11:05 a.m.

Big Lots CEO David Campisi will present Fairfax Elementary School with the $20,000 grand prize

Big Lots asked participating schools to submit a short video and brief essay explaining why their school is in need of financial support. From June 10 through July 7, America voted for their favorite video at www.biglots.com/lots2give. More than 405,000 votes were cast to determine the 37 winners, which include one $20,000 grand prize, two $10,000 first place prizes, four $5,000 second place prizes, and 30 third place prizes of $2,000 each.

Along with the Lots2Give video contest, Big Lots collected in-store donations to help the 250 schools enrolled in the Lots2Give program. From April 1 through July 7, Big Lots customers were invited to make $1 or $5 donations at participating stores with 100% of the money collected split between the participating schools.

In the Cleveland area, the following 12 schools were also participants in the Lots2Give program:

• Birch Primary School – North Olmsted

• Brookside High School – Sheffield

• Central Primary School – Bedford

• Fairfax Elementary School – Cleveland Heights

• Heskett Middle School – Bedford Heights

• Maple Heights High School – Maple Heights

• Maple Intermediate School – North Olmsted

• Normandy High School – Parma

• Ridge-Brook Elementary School – Parma

• Sheffield Middle School – Sheffield

• Shiloh Middle School – Parma

• The Mosaic School at Cleveland Heights High School

In conjunction with the Lots2Give program, Big Lots stores across the country will acknowledge the tremendous efforts of educators by hosting its Teacher Appreciation Day event on Saturday, August 10. All educators with a valid school identification card will receive 10% off their entire purchase. All 37 winning videos can be viewed at www.biglots.com/lots2give on August 10, Big Lots Teacher Appreciation Day.