Secret Santa pays off meal balances at Wilmington school

    (Christina School District Facebook photo)

    (Christina School District Facebook photo)

    An anonymous donor has made the holiday season brighter for families at Frederick Douglass Stubbs Elementary School in Wilmington.

    Christina School District’s Child Nutrition Services Department announced it received a check in the amount of $1,283.07 on behalf of Stubbs. That is enough money to clear all outstanding meal account balances at the school. 

    “Our school community was thrilled to learn about this act of generosity,” Stubbs Principal Jeffers Brown said. “We have families who struggle to pay their bills during the holidays, and this incredible gift provides welcome relief to many of our parents. Knowing their children’s outstanding meal balance has been paid will make the season a lot brighter for them. Whoever the anonymous donor or group of donors was, our students and families thank them sincerely for this donation.”

    Stubbs Elementary serves 344 students in preschool through Grade 5. Of those students, 87.5 percent qualified as low-income in the 2015-2016 school year. 

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