REALTORS® donate $5,000 in supplies to H.G. Hill Middle School

Greater Nashville Realtors and its Public Education Committee hosted their annual Realtors Reaching Out – Adopt a Classroom Supply Drive recently on January 2. This year’s event marked the largest donation, $5,000 in supplies or cash donations, the association has contributed to H.G. Hill Middle Prep since the launch of the program ten years ago.
Each classroom at H.G. Hill Middle Prep is invited to participate by completing a wish list of needed supplies. The lists and posters are returned to the association where REALTOR® members, offices and affiliate member offices are able to “adopt” a class. This year 47 classrooms were adopted by members.
“The future generation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee sit in classrooms across the region. For Realtors, our job is to help find housing for the families of the students sitting in those desks. It’s also important for us to support our local school systems so they can provide for these students when they’re not at home,” said Greater Nashville REALTORS® President Sher Powers.
“We love the relationships we have built at H.G. Hill Middle Prep and look forward to this event each year,” said Powers. “The ability to support the school and its students is just one of the benefits of our longtime relationship with the Pencil Foundation. It’s inspiring to meet the dedicated teachers and staff and partner with them in this way.”
This year’s event was held the day faculty and staff returned from winter break. Supplies were presented and distributed during a catered breakfast the association provided. Some of the supplies donated this year included electric hole punchers, beanbag chairs, headphones, magazine subscriptions and cleaning supplies.
The program also features a poster contest where each classroom can design a poster representing their class. This year’s winner was Mrs. Sherriff’s classroom and her class will enjoy a pizza party for their outstanding poster.
“The investment Greater Nashville REALTORS® and its members make in our school is very much appreciated,” said H.G. Hill Principal Dr. Carrie Jones. “Providing the tangibles like supplies is a big help, but allowing our students the opportunity to be a part of the process through the poster competition is another avenue for students to take pride in and have ownership in their school.”