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Johnston teacher assistants support Angel Tree project

Johnston County teacher assistants Therisa Ruffin, left, and Sherlita McFall help prepare gifts for delivery.
Johnston County teacher assistants Therisa Ruffin, left, and Sherlita McFall help prepare gifts for delivery. JOHNSTON COUNTY SCHOOLS

The Johnston County Association of Teacher Assistants partnered with the Department of Social Services for the 2014 Angel Tree project.

The teacher assistants supported 20 families, providing them with more than 100 gifts.

“We not only serve the kids in our schools, but we serve the kids in our communities,” said Fred McLamb, president of the JCATA. “This is just one of the many community projects we do throughout the year.”

During the gift drop-off on Dec. 18, Chris Brown, second vice president of the N.C. Association of Teacher Assistants, thanked everyone in attendance for their support of the Angel Tree project. He also encouraged them to continue to give of themselves no matter the season.

“It’s important to give all year long,” Brown said. “You never know how much you can help someone by simply saying ‘good morning’ or ‘hello’ to them.”

The Johnston County Association of Teacher Assistants has been part of the Angel Tree project since 2009, and this year, 14 Johnston County schools took part.

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