From left, Jefferson students who donated included (front row) Leandro Rosas, Gabby Blaskowski, Yasmin de Anda, Sabella Fernandez-Greene, Kullen Scott, Kellen Rasmussen, Sydni Bates, Oliver Villanueva, Raphael Mihm, Jenna See, Charlie Reska, (second row) Eden Meska, Bryn Kauphusman, William Lohmeyer, Erin Miller, Phillip Kreisel, Ava Stai, Maia Bass, (back row) Jack Reska, Lily Rebarchek, Kassidy Carpenter, Jaylen Jordan, Kalihya Dillon, Kael Sandmeyer,Carter Linders, Emily West, and Jonah Scoville.
Jefferson kindergarteners donate to FCC
For the last few years, kindergarten teacher Amber Scott has challenged students at Jefferson Elementary to celebrate the 100th day of school by donating 100 items to various organizations in Winona, such as the Winona Humane Society and Winona Community Warming Center.
This year, Scott challenged the students to bring in donations for the Winona Family & Children’s Center. And boy, did they respond.
Students at Jefferson went above and beyond the call, donating more than 200 items to the FCC.
Donated items include art supplies, crayons, markers, paints, coloring books, paper, and more. They also donated books, stuffed animals, fidgets, and play dough.
“Every year I am brought to tears by the Jefferson community and the things they are willing to do for our community,” Scott said. “I am Winhawk proud to say I am part of the Jefferson community.”
Scott was drawn to the Family & Children’s Center through her sister-in-law, who works there and shared the need for art supplies and toys. “I thought it was a great place to donate because of all the things they do for families here in Winona,” Scott said.
The mission of the Family & Children’s Center is to serve children, families, and individuals with a continuum of services designed to strengthen families and promote individual well-being. Learn more at fcconline.org.