Lockhart Elementary School received a generous donation of approximately $4,000 in school supplies from the Office Depot on St. Thomas.
Office Depot Manager Jorge Sanchez, alongside other Office Depot employees gifted three students and one staff member laptop computers and other school essentials.
Office Depot employees led by staff member, Gladys Guiste, collect school supply donations from patrons and staff twice a year to support a school on St. Thomas. This year, Lockhart Primary School was selected to receive supplies according, to Sanchez.
“This is a corporate program that typically targets high school students; however, this year, we wanted to do something different and support our younger students and the community has been extremely supportive,” Sanchez explained.
Public-private partnerships provide much-needed additional support to schools and students.
“We are very grateful for the support of Office Depot and our community members and their interest in helping our students,” said Principal Audrey Bowry.