ELKO – Third-graders at Grammar No. 2 got a surprise donation of 10 Chromebooks from Living Stones Church.
The children received the donation after their teacher, Shellie Griggs, went to donation.org seeking six Chromebooks for her students to use for reading and math practice.
Griggs’ class shares a cart of Chromebooks for a week with other third-grade classrooms, but she hoped to eventually have 22 for her class so that the cart could stay longer in the other classrooms.
Griggs shared the need on Facebook, where Pastor Nathan Hornback of Living Stones read it.
“He called me and said, ‘What if we made a straight donation of 10 Chromebooks?’” Griggs recalled.
Hornback said that after talking to Griggs, he “heard how much she loves her kids.”
The donation is part of the church’s mission statement “in the city for the city,” said Hornback, stressing that the donation came from the church, not him.
“It’s the 500 people at Living Stones [and] because they’re faithful,” Hornback said.