Chick-fil-A Supporting Classrooms, Building Futures

Teachers gathered school supplies that were donated by Chick-fil-A to take to their schools.

Chick-fil-A Supporting Classrooms, Building Futures

Teachers gathered school supplies that were donated by Chick-fil-A to take to their schools.

     Pencils, markers, glue sticks, notebooks, facial tissue, hand sanitizer, paper, folders, and composition books were gifts Chick-fil-A donated to DeSoto County Schools through their “Topple the Truck” program.

     Southaven Restaurant Operator Stuart Davidson, Olive Branch/Getwell Road Operator Brandon Paulsen, and their managers brought box after box of school supplies to Central Services.  Teachers in professional development training eagerly gathered these supplies to fill closets in their classrooms for students who need them.    

Stuart Davidson, School Board Member Ann Jolley, Superintendent Cory Uselton, and Brandon Paulsen. 

     In addition to the school supplies, the two restaurant operators presented a check for $3,769.31 to the Foundation for Excellence in Education, the teacher grant program administered through the DeSoto County Economic Council.  Since the grant program was organized in 1989, more than $1.25 million has been granted to support classroom programs in public and private schools in DeSoto County.

     “Supporting educators is our pleasure,” said Stuart Davidson.  "We provide these resources to help teachers.  We know teachers often use their own personal funds when the need arises.  We wanted to help.”

     Heartland Hands also donated 30 cases of facial tissues that they collected after holding a competition among the Olive Branch, Hernando, Southaven, and Horn Lake Chambers of Commerce.

     “The Horn Lake Chamber donated the greatest number of boxes,” said Heartland Hands Director Connie James.