Walmart donates 100 bookbags to Bibb Board of Education | News
The Walmart on Harrison Road and Gray Highway in Macon are making sure that some students will be ready to go back to school.
The two stores collaborated with the Title I program of Bibb Board of Education to donate 100 bookbags.
The bags were stuffed by the managers themselves who then made sure that everything, including the bag itself, was up to code.
Rulers, markers, notebooks, and paper were some of the items included inside the bags.
All the items chosen are on all of the supply lists for the Bibb County Schools.
"Just to be able to say to our parents, 'Here's another way for us to help you with your kids getting ready to go back to school,' but it's just a wonderful thing for us to say, 'Let us help you and let us make a difference in this community,' and that's what its all about," says Title 1 Education Specialist Joanna Gittens-Summerow.
The bags will be given away on Tuesday at two meetings in Bibb County.
Each parent who attends gets entered in the drawing to win.
The meetings are about the district's Title I schools, which are the schools in lower-income areas, and what specific learning plan is set for each one.
The district is looking for parent, teacher, and community feedback on the best way for these schools to thrive.
The meetings will be held at the Career Center Annex on 2003 Riverside Dr.
The first meeting is at 9am and the other at 6pm.