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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.
“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.
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.