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Tru-Pak Donates Six Truckloads of Furniture to Discovery High School

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Tru-Pak Donates Six Truckloads of Furniture to Discovery High School

Newton, NC — September 14, 2016 — Tru-Pak Moving Systems has outfitted multiple classrooms in Newton-Conover Schools with like new executive furnishings — with plans to outfit many more — thanks to the contributions of a generous client.

tru-pak-3Allyson Siegel, Executive Vice President of Tru-Pak Moving Systems, came into the furniture that she donated from a client of hers who has requested not to be identified.

“This client closed their offices across the country and had no way to donate because their offices may be located in different places, such as New York.  I said I would take it all and I would donate it because I didn’t want to sell it.  Talking to Margaret, she mentioned Newton-Conover City Schools because her granddaughter goes there and knew there was a need.  I’m a licensed Mental Health Counselor who has done work in education, so it really was a perfect fit,” said Siegel.

When choosing Newton-Conover City Schools to donate furniture, Siegel learned more about the needs that N-CCS had — specifically at Discovery High School — through her contact with Nichole Sigmon, Discovery High’s Data Manager and Treasurer.

“I didn’t know what school that I wanted to donate to — I just knew that I wanted to give it to the district.  I actually didn’t know about DHS until we got into it.  I know there’s a need there for classroom furniture,” said Siegel.

One Discovery High School Teacher, Gene Scronce, has already transformed the dynamic of his classroom thanks to the new desks and chairs that his students are using.

“The new furniture has given the kids a great feeling. They have commented on how nice the furniture is and how thankful they are to receive it,” said Scronce.tru-pak-2

Discovery High School Principal, John Robinson, has expressed his thankfulness for the donation as well, citing how it assisted and helped his teachers and students.

“Tru-Pak’s donation to Discovery High School is timely and appreciated. We’ve been looking and wanting to purchase new furniture for our new building since we moved in two years ago,” said Robinson.

Tru-Pak’s mission in giving back to teachers and students in Newton-Conover Schools is to ensure that every teacher and every student has what they need to make learning the priority in their classroom.

“I hope that they have the basic needs met that you expect schools to have.  I hope that this donation helps them to not worry about, oh, “my desk is broken, my chairs are broken, I don’t have enough furniture,” etc. so that teachers can do what they should be doing — teaching — and not have to go out and find replacements because the school is able to provide,” said Siegel.

Siegel’s intention is to donate all furnishings she receives from this client back to the Newton-Conover district — a charitable effort for which Newton-Conover Schools are very thankful.

“This is not the last time — I intend on doing this throughout the year.  I hope that this is a continuous thing.  As each of these offices close, I plan to bring the items back to Conover.  Where it was a matter of finding someone in need, this has become my mission.  I didn’t want this to go somewhere it would be stuck in a warehouse and not used.  As we get it, we will call and have the schools look and each get what they want,” said Siegel.  

Tru-Pak Moving Systems was founded in 1960 by High School sweethearts John and Patricia Siegel.  Since that time, Tru-Pak has established itself as an industry leader in moving systems, moving thousands of families and businesses to six out of seven continents every year.

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

One comment

  1. It is wonderful to see such useful generousity extended through Tru-Pak and it’s donor! The donor company is to be commended! We have a freshman grandaughter at discovery and I am certain all the students will feel much appreciation for these gifts. I think their attitude and pride will boost their education experience! Thanks to all participants of this unbelieveable project…Terry Courteau

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