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Greenville, North Carolina — A local philanthropic organization has provided funding for Innovation Early College High School's School Year 2023-2024 after-school food assistance program.

September 25, 2023

Still Serving Inc., an organization founded and led by retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Mario P. Fields, recently presented a generous donation of $3,600 to administrators and students at Innovation Early College High School. This financial contribution is earmarked to provide crucial funding for students who are actively involved in after-school programs at Innovation Early College High School.

"One of our key objectives within the Adopt-A-School program is to offer food assistance for after-school initiatives. I'm thrilled that we've successfully achieved this goal with the invaluable support of our generous donors and stakeholders," remarked Mario P. Fields, the Founder and President of Still Serving, Inc. He also emphasized the research findings that indicate school snacks play a pivotal role in enhancing students' learning capabilities by promoting their mental and physical well-being. He firmly believes that when students aren't hungry, they can concentrate more effectively on their studies.

Fields elaborated on Still Serving, Inc.'s mission, stating, "Our primary mission revolves around enhancing skill development among students in underprivileged communities. Our fundraising endeavors and donations exemplify our unwavering dedication to our mission, vision, and core values. We are deeply passionate about contributing to positive change on a global scale."

Through its Adopt-A-School initiative, Still Serving, Inc. actively collaborates with educational institutions and devises fundraising strategies aimed at enhancing students' skill development. To date, the organization has made significant contributions totaling $16,500 to its two partner schools—Innovation Early College High School at East Carolina University and Pitt County Schools Early College High School at Pitt Community College. These funds have supported over 18 skills-based events and have made a positive impact on the lives of more than 620 students. Mario P. Fields expressed his joy and satisfaction in knowing that they are effecting positive change in Pitt County, North Carolina, through these efforts.

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