Albany alumni donates school supplies to Northside Elementary

Albany alumni donates school supplies to Northside Elementary

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Northside Elementary School got a big surprise. Some Albany High Alumni brought in dozens of school supplies for children there.

Everything from back packs to notebooks to pens and pencils.

They say it's their way of giving back to the community.

The principal says it's great they recognize the need.

"We are here celebrating our roots and so for us to be so proud of where we have come from we have to go a little further back sometimes. This is our feeder school.These kids are our kids and this is our community so we wanted to present them with some things to help make learning a little easier," says Albany High Alumni Bert Bacon.

"It is wonderful that we have community and parents here that have volunteered and alumni from here. They come back during our open pep rally and support us for our first day back at school so its great they recognize the importance of making an impact on children's lives," says principal Dr. Todd Deariso.

Dr. Deariso says this will help replenish their backpack fund.

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