In preparation for the start of the school year, Junaluska Elementary School teachers went to Staples to purchase supplies for their classrooms on August 19. When a shopper talked with fourth-grade teachers Hayley Prince, Amy Kilgore, and Shannon Reece and saw them filling shopping carts with school supplies, she made her way to the register and quietly paid for the order.
“When we took our carts to the front to pay, the Staples employee told us it had been taken care of by the woman we talked with in the store earlier,” Prince said. “We live in such a wonderful and generous community. Thank you so much to that special donor.”
Teachers often purchase classroom supplies out of their own pockets. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to a specific school or classroom grant, contact Jenny Wood at the Haywood County Schools Foundation at 828-456-2400.