Pelicans forward Larry Nance Jr. buys supplies for New Orleans area teachers

Area teachers heading into the current school year got an assist from Larry Nance Jr.
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 2:26 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2022 at 5:59 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A few teachers in the New Orleans area got a big assist earlier this week heading into the new school year.

Pelicans forward Larry Nance Jr. announced on social media last weekend that if school teachers in the area sent their classroom supplies lists his way he would cover the cost.

In the following days, area teachers were thanking Nance online, saying that their Amazon wish lists had been purchased with supplies heading their way to their classrooms.

A Hammond area elementary school teacher, Laura Thomas, said that she woke up Sunday morning to find supplies checked off of her list and was excited to learn that they would be arriving to her thanks to Nance.

“Saturday night, Larry Nance Jr. of the New Orleans Pelicans posted on Twitter asking teachers to send in their classroom wishlists.” Thomas shared on social media. “I sent in mine, just for fun. Today I arrived home to four huge boxes. How amazing is that???”

Nance’s generosity was spread around so much that he said that Amazon flagged his account for suspicious activity and he created multiple accounts to continue purchasing supplies off of teachers’ wishlists.

Needless to say, educators in the area have found a reliable teammate in Nance this season.

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