When schools close due to damage from weather and other unpredictable events, it is truly disruptive to both the community and especially the students. In April, 2018, three elementary schools in Guilford County, NC, were impacted by tornadoes that forced them to close for the remainder of the school year. School Specialty, in cooperation with the Guilford Education Alliance, was able to donate $10,000 in art and instructional supplies to the affected schools.
Guilford County Schools Receive Art and Instructional Supplies Donation
Pre-K and Elementary students in Guilford County recently found themselves without a school to attend for the last few months of the school year. Leigh Ann Little, the Supervisor of Fine Arts for the county, contacted an Art Subject Matter Expert at School Specialty, Nadine Dresbach, regarding an upcoming workshop in August. When the situation of the damaged schools was brought to her attention, Nadine reached out to other members of the School Specialty team and together they able to collect approximately $10,000 in art and instructional supplies for donation to the Guilford Education Alliance Teacher Supply Warehouse on May 21, 2018.
Supporting communities, educators, and students is a key part of what makes School Specialty stand out as the country’s largest distributor of school supplies. School Specialty team members like Nadine Dresbach, Deanna Lock, and Karen Stevens (pictured above) are working together every day to make a positive impact on the world of education.
How to Help Tornado Impacted Schools in Guilford County
If you’re interested in being a part of the rebuilding of the Guilford County elementary schools that were impacted by the tornadoes in April, 2018, there are options detailed in the following news article.
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