MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (Nov. 7, 2017) —- State Sen. Jamaal Bailey recently donated 24 school uniforms at the Edward Williams Elementary School in Mount Vernon to support students who were in need of new uniforms.
“To be able to make a difference in the lives of the students who will wear these uniforms is gratifying,” said Bailey. “This is one less thing parents will have to focus on, and instead, they can continue to focus on supporting their children’s academic work and the instruction given to them at this outstanding school.”
Bailey’s donation is not the first time he’s assisted the Williams school community. In early September, Bailey held a “Back to School” drive in Mount Vernon. During this event about 100 school bags filled with school supplies were distributed in addition to school uniforms in a variety of sizes.
Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton noted Bailey’s donation to the school is another demonstration of his interest in Mount Vernon student success.
“Senator Bailey’s donations assist many of our Mount Vernon families who can really use that help,” said Dr. Hamilton. “In turn, this helps our students feel even better about their classroom work and experiences. It’s a win-win for everyone, and we are extremely grateful to Senator Bailey.”
Edward Williams Principal Crystal Waterman echoed Dr. Hamilton’s accolades.
“We are most appreciative and very grateful to Senator Bailey for his ongoing interest in our students and our school,” said Edward Williams Principal Crystal Waterman. “This is a positive example for others to see. It reaffirms that providing the possible education to our students involves many people and extends beyond the school building. Thank you, Senator Bailey, for thinking of our students.”
About Mount Vernon City School District
With more than 8,000 students in 16 schools, the Mount Vernon City School District is committed to providing a quality education to its children as well as developing programs that meet the diverse academic and social needs of its students.