JONESVILLE — Two Jonesville businesses partnered together to provide needed school supplies for children in the area as school was getting started in August.
Issy Hinshaw of Issy’s Consignments and Michelle Casstevens of Avon Boutique donated bookbags filled with school supplies to Jonesville Elementary School. The donation was accepted by Amy Rose, Yadkin County Schools social worker, who will make sure they get to those students who need them most.
“I remember as a child how great it felt to get a new bookbag and school supplies every year,” said Casstevens. “With the economy the way it is today, I realize that many parents struggle to make ends meet, much less buy the extras.
“Issy and I partnered with our customers to order bookbags from Avon and I used my earnings to purchase the supplies needed. I hope this brings joy to the students who receive them.”
Casstevens’ next project will benefit the Jonesville Police Department. She is raising money for Annie the Owl, with each one costing $20.
As a fundraiser to purchase and donate the owl, Casstevens is selling paper owls for a $1 donation, and for every $20 collected, she will purchase another owl for the police department, in hopes that the owls will be given to children who are involved in some kind of domestic situation.
“I went through many situations as a child and remember just wanting something to hold onto. I know first-hand how scary it can be and just want to bring a smile to a child’s face,” she said.