GBA Members Deliver 200 Books to Jones Elementary

On December 20, 2016, members of the GBA delivered approximately 200 books to students in the Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP) at David D. Jones Elementary School. The NLP is designed to positively impact the academic and social lives of children growing up in Warnersville, the first organized African-American community in Greensboro. The success of this year’s GBA Elementary School Project was thanks to individuals who donated more than $1,300 in total and helped wrap the books at the GBA Holiday Party on December 14.  As has been done in years past, the books were purchased through Jones Elementary’s Scholastic Book Fair, which sends 50 cents of every dollar spent back to the school in the form of funds that can be used to purchase new books for the school library and classrooms.

2017 GBA Jones Elementary Book Project

Above: Books were delivered by members Eloise Hassell, Nicole Patino,Afi Johnson-Parris, Gwendolyn Lewis, Adam Kerr (Co-Chair), Hon. Bill Davis, Erin Reis (Co-Chair) and principal Ron Luciano.

2017 GBA Jones Elementary Book Project

2017 GBA Jones Elementary Book Project

Remaining funds will be used to purchase books as gifts for all 99 fifth graders graduating from Jones Elementary this year in both the NLP and Spanish Immersion programs.

 

The GBA would like to thank the following individuals for their generosity in donating to the annual Elementary School Project:

  • Michael R. Abel
  • Jonathan S. Anderson
  • Vance Barron, Jr.
  • Joseph R. Beatty
  • Barbara R. Christy
  • Bob & Sally Cone
  • Catherine Eagles
  • W. Erwin Fuller, Jr.
  • Kathleen A. Gleason
  • A. Robinson & Eloise Hassell
  • Patrice Hinnant
  • Kenneth R. Keller
  • Adam Kerr
  • Henry B. Mangum, Jr.
  • Barbara R. Morgenstern
  • Erin D. Reis
  • Michele G. Smith
  • Norman B. Smith
  • Donald K. Speckhard
  • Theodora A. Vaporis
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