New supplies for students
By Justin Averette
Jemison and Thorsby elementary students will have new school supplies thanks to a donation from community members and Regions Bank.
Regions Bank in Jemison hosted a “Tools for Schools” supply drive in partnership with the two schools.
Jemison Elementary Principal Louise Pitts and Thorsby Assistant Principal Roger Sheffield accepted donated school supplies Thursday at Regions Bank in Jemison. Both principals said the supplies will make a big difference for students at their schools.
Regions employees and local residents collected supplies and cash donations.
“We know that times are tight for parents, teachers and our public schools,” said Sonya Robinson, branch manager. “The supply drive was an easy way for our customers and associates to show support for local students and our hard-working educators.
School administrators were appreciative of the supplies.
“The Tools for Schools supply drive helped to provide much needed items for many children whose families can’t afford to purchase them,” said Louise Pitts, principal of Jemison Elementary School. “Every donation large or small will make a difference, and we appreciate Regions providing a convenient way for the public to support out students and teachers.”
Thorsby Assistant Principal Roger Sheffield said his school’s enrollment continues to rise, making it harder to keep supplies.
“We are very grateful for this donation,” said Sheffield. “This will come in handy.”
The donations were presented to Regions during a presentation Thursday at the bank in Jemison.