First Presbyterian donates supplies to HPS

First Presbyterian donates supplies to HPS
Posted on 11/06/2020
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First Presbyterian of Hickory donates supplies to HPS

The congregation of First Presbyterian Church of Hickory expressed their desire to help the students--and even the teachers--of Hickory Public Schools. Their unified efforts resulted in full trunk-loads of welcomed gifts--everything from cleaning products to teacher supplies.

"We are ecstatic with this huge gift to Hickory Public Schools," said Angela Simmons, HPS director of student services. "The need to help our students and our teachers has certainly increased during the pandemic.  Funding is very tight for everyone--and therefore, we are deeply thankful and appreciative of First Presbyterian working so hard to gather the supplies. This outreach is a meaningful and helpful gift that will benefit several of our children."

In addition to the supplies, the congregation also donated a monetary gift of $1,000 to help with any additional needs for students. "We are always needing coats, hats/scarves, shoes, socks, personal hygiene items, snacks, school supplies, and so much more," said Simmons. "This monetary gift is a huge help in providing that added support to our students."

The First Presbyterian team that delivered the supplies to Hickory Public Schools included Shannon Pleasant, Caroline Culpepper, and Sallie Huckabee. On behalf of the school district, Simmons was joined with Tina Houston, HPS PowerSchool coordinator, in receipt of the supplies.  "We are looking forward to getting these supplies into the hands of our students and our teachers. All of us at Hickory Public Schools are extremely grateful for this tremendous gift," added Simmons.

(L-R) Angela Simmons, Shannon Pleasant, Caroline Culpepper, Tina Houston, and Sallie Huckabee with a multitude of supplies from First Presbyterian Church of Hickory.

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