Special to Iredell Free News

The front commons area and the Counselor’s Conference Room of Scotts A+ Elementary School were nearly filled to capacity before the holiday break with donated boxes and bags of food items, along with presents of all kinds for families who requested assistance in providing for their children over the holiday break.

Local churches and organizations, Scotts A+ Elementary staff members and other individuals worked with Scotts social worker Kaylyn Dollar to make sure that all who expressed a need were provided for.

Scotts students also joined in the spirit of giving by bringing in hundreds of can food items to donate to a local food bank. This outpouring of generosity and kindness has been enormous with Scotts A+ Elementary serving as the center point for delivery and pick up.

Over 35 families and numerous other individuals came by the school on Friday, December 18, to pick up presents, boxes and bags of food and other household items such as laundry and dish detergent.

“We are so appreciative to everyone for the countless hours of organization and coordination given to this project,” Principal LeAnne Hall said. “We are also more than grateful to Food Lion – Wilkesboro Highway 115, Beulah Baptist Church, West Iredell Ruritans, Temple Baptist Church, New Amity ARP Church, Monticello United Methodist Church, staff members of Scotts A+ Elementary School, Midway United Methodist Church, South Yadkin Baptist Association and Trinity United Methodist Church.

“Scotts A+ Elementary is honored to serve as the hub of help to any and all of our students and their families. Panther Pride!” she added.

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