Charity Begins at Home
Local Pool Company Donates to Lenape Middle School
Donation will help pay for the second of two walls of Mercer tiles decorating the school’s lobby.
For the second year in a row, Anthony & Sylvan Pools, one of the nation’s leading builders of in-ground concrete and fiberglass swimming pools and spas, has made a donation to the Lenape Middle School Mercer Tile Project.
The Mercer Tile Project – part of an expansive renovation to the school’s front office – consists of two walls of Moravian tiles that provide a visual depiction of Buck County’s history.
“The faculty, staff and students at Lenape Middle School extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to Anthony & Sylvan Pools for its ongoing commitment to our school,” said H. Nicholas Chubb, Ed. D., principal of Lenape Middle School. “The Mercer Tile Project will not only provide beauty to our lobby, but also a connection to our world history.”
By organizing and competing in an intramural basketball game, Anthony & Sylvan employees collected donations for the second of two tile walls. The first wall was completed with the aid of company donations last year, and the second wall will be completed prior to the 2011-2012 school year.
“We are honored to contribute to the ongoing renovation of Lenape Middle School,” said Jerry Strauss, vice president of Anthony & Sylvan Pools. “It is always special when we can help an organization in our own community better itself – and Lenape Middle School is no exception. We know that the students here will benefit from the Mercer Tile Project for years to come, and we are happy to be part of the team of businesses that have helped raise funds for such a great cause.
To collect donations, Anthony & Sylvan employees coordinated an intramural basketball game between Design Consultants and construction/administration staff. The game was played on-site in Lenape Middle School’s gymnasium, and, for the second year in a row, the Design Consultants took home first prize.
During halftime, the company passed around a hat to both players and spectators for donations. Anthony & Sylvan matched $400 worth of donations dollar-for-dollar, for a grand total of $800.
Leftover money not used for completion of the Mercer Tile Project will be placed in a fund to help Lenape Middle School students in financial need.