A small, dedicated group of volunteers including retired teachers, a lawyer and other community members. (led by Liz King-group includes Kate Deiter-Maradei, Virginia Siefkes, Muriel Connell, Martha Deiter, Sue Carter, Virginia King, Maryjo Cowan and Joy Moore, among others) are working in conjunction with Hope Charter Elementary School to help give a positive learning experience to over 100 children in K-5th grade. Many of our students welcome any financial assistance to purchase school uniforms.
On Tuesday, September 23rd, these dedicated women distributed school uniforms, providing them with a pair of pants, shirt, six pairs of socks, six pairs of underwear, a Hope sweatshirt and a backpack. They began distributing at 8:30 AM for several hours and tailored the clothing to fit each child properly.
The school hosted a Leadership Assembly later that afternoon to distribute leadership awards to some of the children and to recognize the North Carolina Bar Association’s Citizen Lawyer 2014 Award given to one of the members of the group, Kate Deiter-Maradei. The Citizen Lawyer Award recognizes lawyers who exemplify the ideals of a citizen lawyer: those with sustained and exceptional civic, community and volunteer service in communities across the state. Ms. Deiter-Maradei was one of nineteen attorneys across the state given the Citizen Lawyer Award in 2014.
This year, Stewart engineering has generously donated $1000.00 towards the project. This type of collaboration among businesses in the community makes the project possible.