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Building Hope Introduces Discount Purchasing Program for Advanced Air and Surface Purifying Technology to Accelerate Charter Schools’ Safe Return to In-Person Learning

June 23, 2021 GMT

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 23, 2021--

Recognizing the immediate need to get students back in the classroom safely, Building Hope, a non-profit foundation dedicated to identifying and financing viable facilities so that all students have access to a quality K-12 education, today announced a new program to provide deeply discounted, advanced air and surface purifying technology to help charter schools create healthier, safer spaces.

Through Building Hope’s Discount Purchasing Program, charter schools may acquire ActivePure Vollara Air & Surface Pro purifier systems, which safely destroy 99% of common surface and airborne contaminates, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and other viruses, bacteria, mold, and allergens in high-occupancy areas.

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“It is no secret that COVID-19 significantly impacted school operations and student learning, particularly for those who were already disadvantaged,” said Building Hope President Joseph Bruno. “We wanted to find an innovative way to ensure a safe learning environment for all students, faculty, and staff, so we found the most advanced purification technology available and made it available at a below-market rate so charter schools everywhere can quickly proceed with their fall planning with peace of mind and a focus on their students’ education.”

Charter schools can utilize Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act) funds to take full advantage of Building Hope’s Discount Purchasing Program. Building Hope also offers alternative financing options and funding advances for those schools and clients where CARES funds are not immediately available.

“The ActivePure units provide us comfort that our school is doing everything we can to keep our students safe,” said Regina Lauricells, Founding Principal, Philip’s Academy Charter School of Paterson.” Forty-two units have been sent to the school in New Jersey. Another charter school in Florida ordered 500 units to cover every building on every campus.

To access the Building Hope Discount Purchasing Program and to get additional information, email info-services@bhope.org. Orders will arrive within seven business days of purchase order agreement completion.

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For more information about how Building Hope helps charter schools nationwide provide unparalleled facilities, financial, and operational services, visit www.buildinghope.org.

About Building Hope

Building Hope is a non-profit foundation created to support education and public charter schools. Since 2003, Building Hope’s purpose has been to identify and finance viable facilities so that all students have access to a quality K-12 education. Building Hope has grown the capacity of charter schools nationwide by providing facilities, financial, and operational services so that schools can focus on and devote more resources to educating students in underserved communities. Building Hope has supported 300 charter school projects and 150,000 students in 20 states and the District of Columbia, by providing more than $350 million in direct loans, credit enhancements, and equity investments to support $1.9 billion in school construction.

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