Students at Savannah State University are holding their first annual Tiger Pride School Supply Drive for Shuman Elementary students. Hosted by Savannah State’s “Big 15” Sophomore Class, this school supply drive involves Savannah State and local community members.
The partnership began when Savannah State’s sophomore class President De’Anthony Bishop volunteered at Shuman Elementary last year. He represented a service organization, Achievers for Today and Tomorrow, and together they provided mentorships. He built a solid connection with the students and developed an idea for a school supply drive to continue what they started.
“Our sole purpose is to give these young men and women the tools needed in the classroom that will support them as the successful young scholars I know they can be,” explained Bishop.
Bishop started this project with his Sophomore Class and later wanted the entire campus to get involved. He shared the idea with Shuman principal Marilyn McDonald and several local businesses. Their goal is to collect 1,000 boxes of school supplies to donate to the students by Sept. 30.
Drop boxes for school supplies are located at the King Frazier Student Center and all housing facilities at Savannah State University. Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia