(Charleston, S.C.) – Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community residents went back to school this week as they donated more than $6,000 in school supplies for Mitchell School of Math and Science.
Mitchell Elementary is one of the oldest schools in the Charleston County School District and reopened their doors this school year after an $11 million-dollar renovation. The school, built in 1909, now features modern amenities for children pre-K to sixth grade. “Filled with Math and Science materials that provide a hands-on approach to learning as children work from the concrete to abstract in their thinking,” according to Amber Sainz, Principal.
The school supply drive included items that residents personally shopped for and donated from the school supply list provided by Mitchell Elementary, as well as items that were purchased from the more than $4,000 donated. In addition to the hundreds of composition books, binders, crayons, and paper, one hundred headsets for e-learning, day-care rest mats, as well as boxes of hand sanitizer and wipes were purchased for the school. Upon dropping off the items, the school also received a $400 Amazon gift card for any other needs that may arise.
The school supply drive was led by Bishop Gadsden’s Charitable Mission Committee, along with the Friends for Education Committee. Bishop Gadsden wishes the students of Mitchel Elementary a fantastic school year!
About Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community: Founded in 1850, Bishop Gadsden is a non-profit, life plan community serving more than 500 residents in a variety of residential and health care settings including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory support/Alzheimer’s care.