By Sarrah Peters
On Wednesday, August 5, the teachers of Walnut Park Elementary School received the gift of supplies for the classrooms.
Anna Dobbins started A.N. Battles Charity, otherwise known as ABC Charity in honor of her grandmother, who loved children and taught Bible school for years. The aim of the charity is to provide teachers with supplies, so they aren’t forced to buy the supplies out of pocket.
The teachers appreciate the help from the charity, and Dobbins in particular.
“She’s our little supply angel,” said Walnut Park Elementary kindergarten teacher Angie Ramey.
The project started with one teacher, and grew to entire elementary schools. This is the second year she has bought supplies for the schools.
Although the charity has grown, it is still small, and Dobbins pays for most of the supplies herself and with the help of family. This year, Dobbins was able to provide supplies to both Walnut Park and Donehoo Elementary schools.
This year, despite buying en masse while supplies were on sale, the cost was over $1,000.
“I’ve been buying stuff all year,” said Dobbins.
Dobbins is currently enrolled at Auburn University, and will graduate in December with a French and Art History degree.
“I’ve always wanted to be a teacher,” said Dobbins.
She has visited France four times, and branched out to visit Belgium and Holland on her last trip. She hopes to teach high school or college French after graduation.
For more information on ABC Charity visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/abccharity13 or call 256-390-3796.