Schools receive donated supplies
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.