COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Several organizations teamed up in Columbus Thursday for a back to school event for educators.
The Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission along with Aflac and Amerigroup hosted the back to school teacher supply project at Key Elementary School. Educators dropped by and picked up free supplies such as printers, binders, lunch bags, folders, and desk organizers.
"We do this throughout the year. This is a way of us showing our teachers that we appreciate them. Once we've collected everything, we bring it to one of the schools and we allow the teachers to come and pick out what they need. This is one way to show that we are supporting the Green initiative. So, instead of people throwing things away, they can recycle them and give them to someone who needs them," said Sherricka Day, Aflac state regulatory compliance research coordinator.
Muscogee County School district educators were the only one who could benefit from the supply drive. Random drawings were held to give away bags stuffed with great goodies from environmental partners.