The floodgates opened after Youngstown Secondary School Administrative Assistant Audrianna Phillips reached out to potential donors through Facebook. She simply wanted to raise about $350, enough to purchase Thanksgiving Day meals for the school’s families most in need. Instead, thousands of dollars rolled in almost immediately.
Parent Molly White was so moved by the school’s efforts to provide for families. If it wasn’t for Summit Academy, she said her family would not have a Thanksgiving this year. White’s story is not unlike those of many Summit
Academy families, grateful for the spirit of generosity expressed by the local community.
It has been a busy past several days in Youngstown where families of both Summit Academy schools will break bread together on Thanksgiving Day thanks to the simple social media request that inspired a community to come calling. As a follow up to our original story, here is collection of photos that recap last week’s events.