Tappahannock Elementary School Donation
On August 8th, we asked you to nominate someone in need this upcoming school year. We received many wonderful and worthy nominations. In the end, you came together as a community and voted for us to create a charity drive for Tappahannock Elementary School in Tappahannock, VA.
I would like to nominate my children’s school if that is allowed. It would help many kids instead of one. We live in a high poverty district and my husband is a teacher. I am a substitute teacher at the elementary and middle schools. I have witnessed first hand children who rely on free lunch but have no snack at snack time and it stands out as their classmates eat their snacks. Teachers use their own money to buy snacks and they ask for donations but receive few. I see kids longingly look as they are hungry and don’t understand why they are without or ashamed that they are. Sometimes by the end of the week all the teacher and office snacks are gone and these children are disappointed and embarrassed to be without. Healthy snacks for the elementary school would help fill the bellies of children who may not have a meal to go home to after school. We are rural and Walmart gift cards would go far!
Let’s raise $2,500 to help Tappahannock Elementary school achieve their goal of helping students focus on learning and not rumbling tummies. Let’s help make the 2019/2020 Tappahannock Elementary School Year the best one yet!