GREENSBORO – The best way to celebrate Christmas, of course, is to take pleasure in giving. Dr. Sharon Contreras, the superintendent of Guilford County Schools, Deena Hayes, the school board chair, and Robert Krumroy, president of Bikes for Kids, then, all have an abundance of Christmas spirit. Contreras and Hayes donated money from their personal funds and linked up with Krumoy to buy bikes for disadvatnaged students at Peck Elementary School.
But the announcement was a total surprise, disguised as an essay contest with limited prizes, leaving the kids in shock at their unexpected Christmas fortune.
“[…] The president of Bikes for Kids says finding people who have the heart to do this and step up is the hardest part of the program.
“It’s no small gift. It’s 6 to 10,000 dollars on an annual basis to sponsor a school,” said Robert Krumroy, president of Bikes for Kids.
This is the first year Peck Elementary held an event like this and Contreras is happy she could help make it happen.
“I just feel such a deep sense of satisfaction to know that I can give that I have the ability to give, that people poured into my life. My entire life, from the time I was a little one like these young people here, and I just pay it forward. It just feels good to be in a position now to pay that forward,” Contreras said.
The act of kindness is a reminder to the students that working hard and being kind pays off. […]”
Like we said; it’s the best way to celebrate Christmas.