“Project Warmth” provides coats, toys to needy DeKalb students

Flat Rock Elementary School
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Fairington Elementary School – Back Left to Right: Shevon Lopez, student counselor; Lori Goldammer, student support specialist, Henry Laws (Hen Pen Foundation); Mayor Jason Lary, Assistant City Manager Plez Joyner, Angela Power, counselor, Principal Walter Burke. Front, L-R:  Al Franklin , Community and Cultural Affairs Manager; Johnathan J.P. Phillips, DeKalb Commission District 7 Constituent Liaison for Commissioner Elect Lorraine Johnson)

More than three dozen needy students at three DeKalb County elementary schools have winter coats, thanks to the local community pitching in to help.

Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary and the city of Stonecrest worked in partnership with the Lithonia-Stonecrest Kiwanis Club on “Project Warmth” to provide students from Flat Rock, Fairington and Stoneview Elementary schools with jackets and toys for the holidays.  Other partners included Caribbean Shipping International; Cross Culture Church, where Rev. Woodrow Walker II is pastor; and Hen Pen, Inc.

The students received the gifts just before the DeKalb school district’s Winter Break began.

Stoneview Elementary School Kiwanis Club, City of Stonecrest, City of Lithonia assisted students for Christmas.


L to R: Joe McCrary of the Lithonia-Stonecrest Kiwanis Club, City of Stonecrest Councilman Rob Turner, City of Stonecrest Community Affairs and Cultural Arts Manager Al Franklin, City of Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary, City of Lithonia Mayor Deborah Jackson , City of Lithonia Chief Annette Williams, Richard Oden, Lithonia-Stonecrest Kiwanis Club and City of Lithonia Cindy Thomas.

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