Walmart donates more than $10,000 worth of school supplies

Published 9:30 am Friday, February 19, 2021

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The Troup County School System recently was donated more than $10,000 worth of school supplies from the Walmart Supercenter. TCSS Director of Public Relations Yolanda Stephen said TCSS had to make multiple trips to the store because there were so many supplies. 

The donations include folders, writing utensils, glue, crayons, paper, scissors, and other needed school supplies for students and teachers.

Stephen said that there are enough supplies for all elementary and middle schools in the school system. 

“We started dispersing the supplies Thursday,” Stephen said. “There’s enough for all of our schools. We even had to tell all the staff and principals to come out to the central office and get what they need because there are so many supplies.” 

Walmart Store Lead Ashton Estep said that they wanted to support TCSS. 

“It means a lot to Walmart to be able to support TCSS as a partner in education,” Estep said. “We continue to help out our community and make sure our schools and the teachers are taken care of. We believe that our children’s education is everything in this world, and we want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to help take care of their education needs.”

She and her team thanked all TCSS employees for the difference they are making with schools opening to safely take student learning back into the classroom. 

“Walmart Supercenter looks forward to donating more items throughout the remainder of the school year, so our kids can continue to learn and have the supplies they need,” Estep said.