COVINGTON, Ga. - Liberty Middle School has officially taken on the task of helping a Texas school after Hurricane Harvey has left it without many supplies.
Mr. Quillen Lester is a former employee of Liberty Middle School who moved to Nelda Sullivan Middle School in Pasadena, Texas this year to teach.
“We have been in regular contact with him and after expressing the need for the kids to have basic school supplies, we are starting a school supply drive,” Angikita Sims, Liberty Middle School bookkeeper, said. “It is my prayer that we get enough for all 700 students at his school.”
Liberty Middle School is requesting loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, pencils, pens, colored pencils, glue and glue sticks, pocket folders, rulers, highlighters, 1-inch three-ring binders, scissors, subject dividers, tissue and hand sanitizer.
Sims said a vendor has been located to get brand new book bags by the case without tax or shipping costs. The cost of a case is $68 and anyone interested in sponsoring a case can contact the school.
“We are also looking for a trucking company that will donate their time and services to drive the supplies to the school,” she said. “We have some teachers that are willing to drive the supplies, but a trucking company would be a better choice.”
Liberty Middle School will host a drive and drop day for donations Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations can continue to be dropped off at the school now through Friday, Sept. 15.
For more information about how you can contribute, contact Liberty Middle School at 678-625-6617.