This past summer she sent out an email asking educational staff and teachers throughout the State of Georgia to support the Georgia Department of Education with their book bag and supply drive. Overall, $18,000 in cash & in-kind donations were collected. Thanks to the generosity of people all over the state, this was about nine times what the GaDOE raised last year! J.L. Lomax Elementary was one of six schools across the state to be chosen to receive the book bags and supplies collected by the GaDOE.
However, this wasn’t the only way that the school and students received new supplies and book bags. Many students attended a supply drive in the community before the school year began, and also community partners from the Shoreline Church donated book bags and supplies to our school. Thanks to the community, Shoreline Church, and the Georgia Department of Education, J.L. Lomax has more than enough supplies to start the school year off on the right foot!