Charles Barkley, who graduated from Leeds Excessive Faculty again in 1981, has donated $1,000 to each Leeds Metropolis Faculty system worker.
“We’re humbled and want to specific our honest gratitude to Charles Barkley for offering a $1,000 present to every Leeds Metropolis Colleges worker for going the additional mile this college yr,” the school announced on Facebook. “Being a college worker is hard, however driving a bus, educating, teaching, or working within the cafeteria, all whereas sustaining security protocols, has been a frightening job throughout a worldwide pandemic.”
The web page goes on to say that this gesture is simply the most recent present of assist from Barkley. It’s famous that over the previous three many years, Barkley has offered greater than $3 million in scholarship cash to lots of of Leeds graduates to attend faculty together with being an enormous supporter of the girls and boys basketball packages.
In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Charles has helped in different methods by donating laptops for digital learners together with Wifi hotspots, and securing donations from the Clorox Company to assist the Leeds college employees preserve the services sanitary over the previous yr.
This generosity simply provides to the legacy of giving again to instructional establishments for Charles Barkley. The Corridor of Famer has made a collection of $1 million donations to traditionally Black faculties in Alabama and Georgia equivalent to Tuskegee College, Miles Faculty, Alabama A&M, Clark Atlanta College and Morehouse Faculty.