Supply Drive Benefits Jacksonville, Texas, School


Shown with some of the supplies collected for the Joe Wright Elementary School are (from left) Principal Brad Stewart, Reading Specialist Jennifer Rasberry, Suddenlink CCRs Dianna Starks and Patty Banda, and Field Systems Manager Brad Casey.


A number of students at Joe Wright Elementary School in Jacksonville, Texas, received many of the supplies they need to start classes, thanks to Suddenlink’s local office and the generosity of its customers. Employees collected enough supplies to outfit two students per grade at the school, plus provide a number of extras that can be used throughout the year.

“We collected tons of crayons, pencils, paper and glue,” Suddenlink Customer Care Representative Patty Banda told the Jacksonville Daily Progress.

To encourage customers to donate supplies, Suddenlink offered installation discounts to area residents who brought in more than 10 school-supply items. The office itself provided 10 brand new backpacks for students.

Suddenlink employees chose Joe Wright Elementary School as the beneficiary because it was identified as one where students could use the most help. Marketing Manager Shelley Vaughn told school officials the Jacksonville office is planning to hold another supply drive in January.