Though years removed from their classroom days, residents of the Edgemere senior living community did a little “homework” to mark the start of another school year.
“Our community is home to a number of former educators who know firsthand the challenges of returning to the classroom and want to alleviate that stress for local families,” Edgemere executive director John Falldine said.
To that end, the residents and community staff spent an afternoon packaging donated school supplies and handwriting encouraging notes for delivery to Dallas ISD’s Jill Stone Elementary School.
The school, east of U.S. 75 on Park Lane, is less than 3 miles from Edgemere’s campus on Thackery Street.
The supplies included everything from crayons and colored pencils to Kleenex and Clorox wipes, all to ensure the students and teachers have the essential resources they need for the year ahead.
“It takes a village to ensure that our children are successful in their endeavors,” Falldine said. “And we are proud to play a role in strengthening the greater community.”