Providing schools the tools for success

By Tim Rondeau

With the school year officially underway, Community and Customer Managers Kevin Shaughnessy and Andrea Gossage delivered ten boxes filled with donated school supplies to the Canterbury Street Magnet School on Thursday, September 29th. Canterbury, a Worcester Public School, serves nearly 400 diverse students from Pre-Kindergarten to 6th grade and is located on the south side of Worcester. canterbury-3

The boxes, overflowing with notebooks, pocket folders, staplers and pencils, were welcomed warmly by Principal Mary Sealey.  After the items were stationed in the main office, Principal Sealey thanked Kevin and Andrea for the delivery before posing for a photograph with the supplies.

The school supply donation project was born from National Grid’s Electric Process and Engineering Group (EP&E), a team that takes pride in helping others. “It has always been important for us as employees of National Grid to support the communities we serve and where we live,” said Senior Vice President of EP&E Chris Kelly. “Providing this assistance to the Canterbury School in Worcester is just another example of our commitment to the community and the generosity of our employees …”

This desire to help schools in our footprint is universal within the company. “The Worcester Public Schools administration…step(s) forward every day to ensure the children have the best opportunities to learn in a safe and welcoming environment,” Kevin Shaughnessy asserted. “It is a privilege to be able to help in a small way toward that effort with the generous donation provided by the Electric Planning & Process group.”

The message is clear: giving back to our public schools helps ensure that students have the tools they need for success. And Principal Sealey made it clear that every item received would find its way to a child in need.

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