Parents of Little Lamb Christian Preschool students recently teamed up with local businesses to surprise the school’s teachers by funding a new computer for the preschool.

According to Jessica Bailey, she and other Little Lamb parents decided to take action after they learned that the preschool needed a new computer.

“The staff at Little Lamb Christian Preschool are wonderful and amazing people,” Bailey told The Highland County Press. “They truly care about and love all of the children they get the pleasure to teach. In the parents’ opinion, this is the best place in Hillsboro for their children to not only learn the essentials of proper education, but also to learn about God.”

Bailey said the parents were inspired to help because although Little Lamb is funded through tuition, fundraisers and donations, the teachers also spend their time and resources helping the local community. The “blessing box” in front of Hillsboro Church of Christ is sponsored by the school and stocked with essentials for families to anonymously take items they need. The preschool staff also hosts donation-based rummage sales to help families in the community.

“The parents decided it was time to do something for the staff for a change,” Bailey said.

The preschool’s parents collected donations from local businesses and individuals, as well as making their donations of their own, to surprise the staff with the funds to help get them a computer and any other needed supplies for the classroom.

The following businesses and individuals contributed: Sue Boone Realty; Tissot’s Home Center; Clearvue Customs; HDH Home Health; Dr. Leah McConnaughey; Blossoms and Buds; Roger Williams Auto; Rick’s Appliances; Scarlett Rose Photography; Merle Norman; Paul Mitchell Salon; Dr. Rex Chiropractic; Boyer Territory; Great Scot; Melanie Anderson; Inspire Training Center gymnastics; and parents of Little Lamb.

“If the parents missed a business or individual and you would still like to make a donation, please feel free to stop in or mail the preschool a donation,” Bailey said. “It's truly such an amazing program for our children around the community.”