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Schools receive donated supplies

Agency gives items, check to teachers

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

Administrators, staff and teachers from Ethel W. Kight Elementary School were surprised on Wednesday by representatives of Amerigroup Georgia when the organization presented them with a check for $500, plus baskets of school supplies.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_School-Donations-008.jpgAdministrators, staff and teachers from Ethel W. Kight Elementary School were surprised on Wednesday by representatives of Amerigroup Georgia when the organization presented them with a check for $500, plus baskets of school supplies. Melanie Ruberti | Daily News
Teachers and staff at Ethel Kight School tote huge containers full of supplies donated to them by Amerigroup. The donations included items such as pens, printing paper, file folders, hand sanitizer and much more.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_School-Donations-010.jpgTeachers and staff at Ethel Kight School tote huge containers full of supplies donated to them by Amerigroup. The donations included items such as pens, printing paper, file folders, hand sanitizer and much more.Melanie Ruberti | Daily News

LaGRANGE — Two LaGrange elementary schools received some much-needed supplies and a big surprise Tuesday afternoon from a state agency.

Representatives from the Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia stopped by Ethel Kight and Callaway Elementary schools for their new Teacher’s Supply Closet initiative. The organization delivered items that could help teachers in the classroom, such as paper, pencils, pens, dry erase markers, notebooks, hand sanitizer and more.

“We know a lot of times teachers pay for classroom supplies out of their own pockets,” explained Lauren Chambers, the marketing account manager for Amerigroup. “So we want to take the pressure and stress off the teachers so they don’t have to do that.”

In addition to the containers of school supplies, Chambers also surprised each elementary principal by presenting them with a check for $500.

According to a press release provided by Amerigroup, the Teacher’s Supply Closet initiative will provide more that $35,000 worth of supplies to nearly 40 Title 1 schools across the state of Georgia.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.