School supplies donatedDoes our community support our schools? There is no doubt that it does. Here is one example.
By: Cindy Ortman , Lake County News Chronicle
Does our community support our schools?
There is no doubt that it does.
Here is one example.
Brian Hedin, manager of First Solutions arrived at the front of the Minnehaha School and brought in six big boxes of school supplies. Employees have been filling up a cubicle in their office to help families who, due to economic times, won’t be able to come up with the money to buy the supplies themselves. What is interesting is this company has had to lay off workers like many other companies. Still they donated 681 items.
That is more than last year.
This is the fourth year that First Solutions has done its “Fill a Cube for School” program.
If you know of anyone who can benefit from this program, please contact the school and arrangements will be made to ensure that the children will have what they need to start school on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
The supplies will be used throughout the year as they are needed.
Also, have you driven by the Minnehaha School in the past couple of weeks?
On the south side of the building, you can see that the outdoor pavilion is going up. That outdoor classroom is getting ready for use this school year.
So many volunteers have made this possible. The trees and shrubs and other plants were planted by the students and many volunteers last spring. Volunteer families have been watering the plants all summer.
All of the efforts by community members help our children. We have people who have volunteered to read with the children during the school year, buy snacks and help with other supplies and give their time to help during special events.
We encourage people to get involved through the PTA. You really do make a difference to our future.