UNION — On Thursday morning, representatives from the local chapter of the NAACP donated $1,000 to the Union County School District.
President James Rice President and Secretary Dorothy Jeter presented Superintendent Dr. Kristi Woodall and school board chair BJ McMorris with the check at the district office. The funds are to be used within the five elementary schools in Union County.
“We are appreciative of the generous gift from the local NAACP,” Woodall said. “The local NAACP shares our belief that providing a quality education for all children is the key to a successful future for our county. They gave no specific instructions about how to use the money in our elementary schools except to help make our students comfortable so they can focus on learning.”
Jeter said the group’s donation was smaller than the donation made last year, but they had less help this year. She pointed out that although the contributions are usually given for school supplies, it was brought to the group’s attention that some students are in need of winter clothing items.
Elementary principals have shared that the students needs range from school supplies to winter clothing items.
“It’s for whatever the teachers see fit,” Jeter said. “We hope to be able to help out. It’s not for any specific child, either — not a color thing. It’s for whoever needs it — white, black, green or blue.”
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