Third an­nual sup­ply drive ben­e­fits Crest­wood, Green­field El­e­men­tary

The Progress-Index Weekend - - LOCAL -

MID­LOTH­IAN — Nicholas Hogge and Casey Steed car­ried the torch this year for the third an­nual acac Mid­loth­ian sup­ply drive. Ev­ery seat on the acacMid­loth­ian school bus was filled with boxes of school sup­plies headed to Green­field and Crest­wood El­e­men­tary Schools in Ch­ester­field.

The bus was filled with over 35,000 items do­nated by very gen­er­ous acac mem­bers. School sup­plies in­cluded col­ored pen­cils, pens, pen­cils, fold­ers, binders, mark­ers, con­struc­tion paper, books, notebook paper, spi­ral note­books, sticky notes, glue sticks, scis­sors, back­packs, high­lighters, crayons and more. Nicholas and Casey were grate­ful and over­whelmed by the gra­cious­ness of the acac mem­bers dur­ing their month long sup­ply drive. They had so many dona­tions this year that Nicholas asked his fel­low James River Vol­ley­ball team to pitch in to help sort the sup­plies and de­liver them.

Casey Steed is a ju­nior at Mid­loth­ian High School. Nicholas Hogge is a se­nior at James River High School. The sup­ply drive started three years ago by Alex Hooge, hop­ing the tra­di­tion would con­tinue and grow to all of the James River High School feeder schools.

"This year, two schools ben­e­fited and hope­fully next year we will be able to help out three or four schools," Nicholas said.

"The mem­bers of acac Mid­loth­ian have been over the top gen­er­ous with their dona­tions and we are thank­ful for that. I am con­stantly amazed at the gen­eros­ity of oth­ers, when you ask for help," Casey said.

Casey and Nicholas also co­or­di­nated a sum­mer read­ing rolling li­brary bus. acac Mid­loth­ian do­nated their school bus and driver to trans­port staff at Crest­wood El­e­men­tary in July and on Na­tional Night Out in Au­gust to visit neigh­bor­hoods where the chil­dren of Crest­wood lived. The staff handed out books, drinks and snacks to the chil­dren to en­cour­age sum­mer read­ing.


The acac-Mid­loth­ian school bus was filled with boxes and boxes of school sup­plies that were de­liv­ered by acac mem­bers to Green­field and Crest­wood el­e­men­tary schools in Ch­ester­field County.

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