Peachtree City Wal-Mart Awards $5,000 to ASP Programs

Fri, 01/16/2009 - 4:14pm
By: The Citizen

Enhancements to the Fayette County After School Program (ASP) at several Peachtree City elementary schools are on the way thanks to the generosity of the Peachtree City Wal-Mart.

Crabapple Lane, Huddleston, Kedron, Oak Grove and Peeples elementary schools each received a $1,000 grant from the store as part of Wal-Mart’s initiatives on improving opportunities in education.

“The ASP is extremely grateful for the generosity that the Peachtree City Wal-Mart has extended to our programs. This money will be used to enhance student activity areas and create an enjoyable environment for our students,” says ASP Program Director Julia Simpson.

The grants will be used to purchase microscopes for science enrichment for fourth and fifth grades, equipment for a music appreciation center, volleyball nets, craft kits, an ice cream fund to reward character development, equipment for a cooking center and materials for making greeting cards for senior adult centers.

The ASP provides services to children within the buildings where they attend school and are open everyday school is in session from the last bell of the day until 6 p.m. Call 770-460-3990, extension 255, for more information about ASP.

The Wal-Mart Foundation strives to provide opportunities that improve the lives of individuals in communities including customers and associates through financial contributions, in-kind donations and volunteerism. The corporation’s philosophy of operating globally and giving back locally involves store associates in determining how Wal-Mart Foundation dollars are used to support causes that are important to them. This year Peachtree City Wal-Mart gave $42,000 to Fayette County organizations.

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