Monthly Archives: July 2016

Friendship Court Community Receives Donations from BB&T to Improve the Community Center

Thanks to a generous donation from BB&T, Piedmont Housing is able to provide Friendship Court’s Community Center with some updated furnishings to help give it a little face-lift.

BB&T’s Bryan Thomas and his colleagues Steve Supple and Jennifer De Gaetano planned an afternoon to bring several new pieces to the center and helped Community Organizer, Claudette Grant, set them up. One item was a new area rug to use in the classroom as well as several colorful beanbag chairs that the kids can enjoy.  They also brought two benches, and badminton and volleyball sets.
Baskets for the bookcases and additional seating are forthcoming. The BB&T team spent the afternoon entertaining the youth while playing volleyball and badminton with them. The afternoon was capped off with the kids enjoying ice cream served up by Kirt of Kirt’s Homemade Ice Cream.   It was a real treat for all!

“The Friendship Court community thanks BB&T and Kirt’s Homemade Ice Cream for their generous support. The children greatly appreciate and are enjoying all the items provided,” notes Claudette Grant, Community Organizer at Friendship Court.

Bryan Thomas, Market President of BB&T, said “We have had the pleasure of working with Piedmont Housing Alliance this year.  Our BB&T branches and departments have continued to support our Lighthouse Projects, financially and with our personal involvement, to help our communities become stronger and better places to live.” Lighthouse Projects are community projects that bring financial resources and program support to community organizations or programs in need, such as Friendship Court.  They were started six years ago by BB&T.  Some other Lighthouse Projects supported in 2016 by other BB&T branches have been Claudius Crozet Park, Ready for Kids, and the Ronald MacDonald House.