Gifting Local Schools

Gifting Local Schools

What do teachers wish for from Santa? School supplies, of course!

Dominion Energy delivered a treasure trove of office supplies to Chesterfield County schools just before the holiday break. Volunteers restocked shelves that had grown bare since the beginning of the school year.

About $4,200 worth of new or gently-used supplies were donated to the school district’s central “Crayons to Computers” store, which provides free supplies for use in classrooms across the county.

“Donations like this one go a long way in supporting the work of our teachers, as well as our students,” said Amy Bartilotti, Coordinator for the Office of Family and Community Engagement for Chesterfield County Public Schools. “Oftentimes, our teachers provide classroom and student supplies with their own money. So these generous donations are very much appreciated.”

Volunteers stocked the shelves with dictionaries, laptop stands and metal file separators, and hundreds of hanging file folders and 3-ring binders.

The donations are part of a larger “Declutter for Good” campaign at several of Dominion Energy’s Richmond offices. Employees are recycling or donating items to get ready for office moves that will start next year. So far, thousands of items, including desks, cabinets and other furniture, have been delivered to schools and other community partners in the Richmond area.

Gifting local schools

Packing books for delivery to schools.

Gifting local schools

Loading the car with school supplies.