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Benteen Hosts Clothing and School Supply Drive

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On August 29th, Benteen Elementary successfully hosted their clothing and school supply drive. The Benteen Gives Campaign supports families in the community with gently used clothing, shoes and school supplies for their children. All items are free of charge to all parents, and were donated by Hunton & Williams, Kroger, and other silent partners.

Screen Shot 2013-09-03 at 5.06.36 PM“We are implementing our annual Benteen Gives Campaign,” says Joi Thrash, Assistant Principal at Benteen.  “Our parents are taking advantage of a lot of things we have here and we are truly excited and thankful to be able to host this event.”

Screen Shot 2013-09-03 at 5.07.26 PMThe items were distributed on a first come first serve basis, and a second session was provided in the afternoon for parents who worked in the morning. Many parents were eager to take advantage of this opportunity, and Benteen was grateful to their partners and parents for a successful event.

“I’m blessed to have this opportunity, and I think it’s a wonderful thing they did for our school,” says Nakeisha Copeland, a parent at Benteen Elementary.

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