July 30, 2019 Homewood, AL
The Homewood Chamber of Commerce and Homewood Rotary Club hosted a joint school supply drive on July 25th. The event, “Business After Hours: School Supply Drive at 5” was held at Caveat Coffee in Homewood and sponsored by Regions Bank, with the goal of collecting school supplies to be donated back to the students in the Homewood City Schools system.
Merrick Wilson, Homewood City Schools Communication Director, said: “I am so thankful to the Homewood Chamber for organizing such a wonderful event for our students, teachers, and schools. These supplies will help provide students and classrooms with many tools needed throughout the school year. Our students are able to maximize their unique potential thanks to the tremendous support our schools receive from the Homewood community. I was blown away by the many businesses and organizations that came out to support Homewood’s students.”
Attendees of the event were encouraged to bring school supplies as a donation to the cause. An impressive display of school supply donations were received and will be directly donated to each of the schools within Homewood City School’s district including: Edgewood Elementary, Hall Kent Elementary, Shades Cahaba Elementary, Homewood Middle and Homewood High School. Supplies donated tallied over 100 boxes of crayons, 200 glue sticks, 500 notebooks, 60 reams of paper, 100 boxes of colored pencils, 15 backpacks each filled with an assortment of supplies, 100 pairs of scissors, 100 pencil pouches, 300 pencils, 300 pens and an assortment index cards, erasers, pencil sharpeners, and more.
Homewood Chamber of Commerce Board President, Floresha Watkins-Woodall said, “Homewood Chamber thanks our presenting sponsor Regions Bank, community partners, teachers and administration for supporting our back to school event in July. Thank you Caveat Coffee for hosting our event! What a joy seeing everyone bring boxes of supplies for our kids to use throughout the 2019-2020 school year. The Homewood Chamber wishes all our students a safe, happy and productive school year!”
The Homewood Chamber’s Business After Hours event series is offered to chamber members as one of the organization’s many networking opportunities. Non-members are also permitted to attend with a small donation. These after-hours events are usually located at a local businesses in Homewood and include hors d’oeuvre and beverages, while offering an opportunity for business connections.
About the Homewood Chamber: The Homewood Chamber of Commerce, in existence since 1940, is a membership-based organization that advocates for, and works together with, the business community. The organization is over 500 members strong, representing businesses of all sizes located in Homewood and outside of Homewood. The Chamber welcomes anyone who does business in the community or would like to do business in the community. Their goal is to keep commerce healthy with a proactive relationship among the City government, the community and Chamber members.
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