Basket Giveaway To Help Teacher’s Family With Medical Expenses

Jefferson Middle School teacher Shannon Volpe spearheaded a basket giveaway fundraiser for Lincoln Elementary School third-grade teacher Julie Strong.

Julie and her husband, Curtis, have three boys. Their youngest son Collin was born in November. At 2 months old, Collin contracted RSV and needed to be hospitalized. While in the hospital, Collin got a bacterial infection in his lungs spending more than three weeks in the hospital. Julie had no sick days available when Collin got sick and this fundraiser will help the family with their expenses.

Baskets were donated by Jefferson and Fletcher School staff, administration staff and local businesses. Baskets include: a lottery basket with 30 lottery tickets, a spa basket filled with pampering items, a $50 cash box, gift card basket with cards from Tim Horton’s and McDonald’s, coffee and tea basket, grill basket, movie basket with gift cards to AMC and goodies, Tim Horton’s basket filled with goodies and hair and nails basket donated by Elements Salon and Spa. The drawing will be held on Friday and ticket prices are one ticket for $1, three tickets for $2 and 10 tickets for $5.

If anyone is interested in donating, please contact Shannon Volpe at Jefferson Middle School at 484-4411.