Church group gives $4K to help Perquimans students

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Superintendent Matthew Cheeseman and Lisa Lane receive a donation during a church service at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Dec. 10. ​

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From staff reports

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Perquimans County Schools recently received a $4,000 donation through the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Women’s Outreach Committee to meet student needs within the school district.

The committee was formed after Lisa Lane, director of communications for Perquimans County Schools was invited to speak to the women’s group about the needs in Perquimans County Schools in October.

Virginia Miller, a member of the missionary support group in Hertford, said, “Our membership had a lively and serious discussion as to how we might be helpful in fulfilling some of those needs...Providing support to the youth of our community is a high priority on our agenda.” 

Through the donation, the Hunger Heroes Backpack Program will receive $1,000 to provide non-perishable food and book bags to help fight hunger for students in grades K-12. Additionally, $1,000 will purchase clothes and personal hygiene products for disadvantaged students. Another $1,000 will be split between the Perquimans High School and Middle School bands to assist in the purchase and repair of instruments, and $1,000 will be used to buy coats for underprivileged kids in grades K-12.

Lane said, “This donation will help to provide food, clothing and confidence to many students in our district, which directly impacts their ability to learn and achieve success.”