Just Principal: Many are generous to the school
The Times on Monday featured Teaching Tools, which provides close to $2-million a year in free supplies to students and teachers at Hillsborough County's lowest-income schools.
But at Just Elementary School in west Tampa, support comes from a variety of sources and principal Carolyn Hill wanted to make that clear.
Exciting Idlewild Baptist Church gives all the kids backpacks stuffed with supplies, she said. Teachers get knapsacks of supplies as well, she said, along with the soap, tissues and other toiletry items for classroom use.
Although Idlewild is especially generous, Hill said they get donations from local business as well. "I must have signed a dozen thank you cards," she said. "We are blessed."