At 2 p.m. on Monday, January 26, at Keith Middle School, officials from the New Bedford Educators Association will present a donation of more than $5,500 in coats, winter clothing, educational supplies and hygiene products to the students of New Bedford Public Schools. Several school district nurses shopped at local retailers for these items.
School nurses, with the assistance of other staff members, identified students that would most benefit from these donations. The school nurses will be distributing these items to the families in the near future.
The New Bedford Educators Association received a grant from the Massachusetts Teachers Association for this generous donation. In addition, the NBEA received contributions from Dias, Lapalme & Martin, First Citizens' Federal Credit Union, and School Committee Members Josh Amaral, Bruce Oliveira and Marlene Pollock.