Nelson County Public Schools felt the spirit of giving this holiday season with donations from local businesses.
According to NCPS superintendent Martha Eagle, schools this year received both cash donations and a warm clothing campaign.
Foster Fuels Inc. vice president Chelsea Harrison said the company this year donated checks to 23 schools in Nelson and the region. Nelson County High School and Tye River Elementary School received about $ 500, she said.
Tye River also received several coats along with 14 other schools.
Tiger Fuel Company, also located in Lovingston, donated $ 1,000 to the county’s two elementary schools and $ 500 each to Nelson Middle and Nelson County High Schools through an Exxon Mobile program.
Mark Whitehead, Tiger Fuel sales and marketing representative, said it was a privilege to invest in the communities where the company serves. Tiger Fuels has also donated to schools in neighboring locations.
“Children are our greatest resource. If we all contribute to them, then our nation as a whole will prosper, I believe. Our society will prosper,” said Whitehead.
Eagle said she was grateful for this year’s donations, while noting the importance of companies and schools working together to support students and the community.