Monday, October 16, 2006
Donations made to James Logan High School in late September by owners of an office supply company in San Leandro that retired last summer "went fast," according to Jerry Ortega, who runs Logan's supply room.
The donations included binders, paper, pencils, rubber bands, sharpeners, erasers, black boards, paper clips, etc. Many of the donations were given to St. Raymond s Church in Dublin and to sister churches in Louisiana providing aide for those who were affected by Hurricane Katrina. The company however, also wanted their items to benefit a school in the Bay Area.
One of James Logan's English teachers, Debbie Hughes said, "Since I teach here and I am involved with the church, they decided it would be great to donate here".
The donations were for students and staff to use as they needed. The items arrived at Logan in a large van which was completely filled, when unloaded the items were found on two pallets and in several tall piles.
Principal, Don Montoya, suggested that the items be delivered to Jerry Ortega in the supply room so he could gradually hand them out. Ortega also sent out an e-mail to all James Logan staff informing them about the donations which could be found in the Curriculum center.
"By the time I brought the second load, the first load was all gone," Ortega said.