Day 40 — School Supply Drive With the Carolina Hurricanes
I love that the Carolina Hurricanes players use their influence to help support organizations in our community
PHOTO COURTESY OF LAUREN BAXTER, CAROLINA HURRICANES
Today we went to the Carolina Hurricane’s Summerfest. It's an event the organization hosts each summer for fans to get them excited about the upcoming season. My son has become a huge hockey fan and was absolutely thrilled to get to hang out at PNC Arena and take part in all the activities taking place.
As part of this event, the Carolina Hurricanes hosted a School Supply Drive. The drive benefits Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina and El Centro Hispano. For our act of kindness, we brought along a donation of school supplies for them. I know that having the supplies you need in school can help give children the confidence they need to achieve more. I believe all children deserve the opportunity to succeed and thrive at school. Some families can't afford to provide them with all the supplies they need and that is where organizations such as these step in to provide support.
I love that the Carolina Hurricanes players use their influence, and leverage the collective power of their fans, to help support organizations in our community. I was happy to add my contribution to the many others they received today.
From the Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina and El Centro Hispano's website:
Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina facilitates partnerships between schools, corporate sponsors and volunteers to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy by teaching financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship to students grades K-12.
El Centro Hispano works to strengthen the community, build bridges and advocate for equity and inclusion for Hispanics/Latinos in the Triangle area of North Carolina. El Centro Hispano has four key focus areas: education, economic development, health and well-being, and community engagement and advocacy.
Note from the author: This festival took place June 30. This blog post was written the evening of June 30 and published July 1.
Learn more about the reason behind Maureen's 43 days of kindness blog idea here.