Atlantis students began the school year with new supplies thanks to a generous donation from the community.
Kim Silva of Rose Home Real Estate/Laer Realty Partners, Tom Lambert of AccuTrust Mortgage and Sandra Letendre of BayCoast Bank stopped by campus before the start of school to drop off supplies and a check they had collected for Atlantis students.
Silva and Lambert spearheaded the drive.
“Kim and I knew exactly who we wanted not only to ‘give to,’ but also to ‘give back to,’ said Lambert.
Silva and Lambert each have long histories with Atlantis. Silva was a paraprofessional at Atlantis for 10 years before leaving to pursue a real estate career full-time. She and her husband have three children who attended Atlantis. Lambert’s wife Lori works for Atlantis as a paraprofessional and they also have two children who attended Atlantis. They were also very active in Atlantis’s parent group.
Their connections in the community run deep as well. Their referral partners—many of whom also have or have had children at Atlantis—were eager to donate to the cause. BayCoast Bank, attorney Mark Levin, Mallard Printing, and attorney John Saulino all made monetary donations, while Gillet’s MMA served as a drop-off location for school supplies. They collected crayons, markers, pencil boxes, pencils, scissors, Clorox wipes and paper towels.
“We are grateful to our community partners for their continued support,” said Lower School principal Corrie Marchand. “We have many students in need of school supplies, and this donation will help set our students up for success this school year.”
“Although Tom and I have donated backpacks and school supplies in the past, we feel that we definitely raised the bar this year and cannot wait to reach a new goal for next year,” Silva. “We are already brainstorming ideas. It’s a small token of our appreciation for all that Atlantis has given to us over the years.”