Publix Tools for Back to School Program

Publix Tools for Back to School Program
Pictured are back row, from left to right, Dr. Ervin Patrick, PIE Past President and from Publix: Regena Sorg, Event Planner; Larissa Hess, Event Planner; and Greg Hunt, Store Manager. Ms. Phillips is pictured with her students Tayshaun Hargrove, Shel Moo, McKenzie Paul, Elijah Romeo, Jabezz Bell, Rona Htoo, Nevaehia Duncan, Amy Lopez, and Samaya Johnson-Reaves.

Publix recently held their Tools for Back to School program benefiting Craven County Schools through Partners In Education.

Over $7,000 was collected from generous Publix shoppers to purchase school supplies.

A presentation was made to Erica Phillips, principal at J.T. Barber Elementary as a representation of the school supplies that were collected and disbursed to all Craven County Schools through PIE’s Stuff the Bus.

Ms. Phillip’s students presented the management of Publix with thank you cards.

For more information about Partners In Education, visit the PIE website at

Submitted by: Darlene Brown, Executive Director, Craven County Partners In Education