Ready Set School is pleased to announce that Winona Radio has offered it a $10,000 challenge grant. Jerry Papenfuss, owner of Winona Radio said, “We are honored to help Ready Set School assist over 1,000 Winona County students each year.Helping our school children get the tools they need to learn enhances their education and thus strengthens our entire community.” This is the sixth year this grant has been offered to Ready Set School by Winona Radio.
From March 1 through April 15, all donations to Ready Set School will be matched (up to $500 per donation) by Winona Radio — up to a total of $10,000. “This is the best time of the year to donation to Ready Set School, as you will effectively double your donation to help the students of Winona County prepare for school,” sayid Susan White, Director of Ready Set School. “We are grateful to Winona Radio and Jerry and Pat Papenfuss for their continued generosity.”
Lakeview Drive Inn will also donate 10 percent of its proceeds to Ready Set School on Wednesday, March 19. Any orders over $30 will be delivered at no additional charge.
Ready Set School works to ensure that all Winona County children, grades K-12, have the basic, necessary school supplies and clothing for school. One hundred percent of the money raised by Ready Set School goes directly to the qualifying students in the form of vouchers which can be used at area stores for school supplies and/or clothing.
This school year, Ready Set School helped 1,046 children from 526 families with vouchers for school supplies. Those families spent and spent almost $46,000 at local stores. Your donation not only helps the children, but it helps to stimulate our local economy, as well.
Here’s how you can help Ready Set School make a difference:
- Donate to Ready Set School at any Winona National Bank.
- Donate online at www.ReadySetSchoolWinona.org/donate (PayPal or GiveMN options available.)
- Mail a check to: Ready Set School, PO Box 499, Winona, Minn. 55987.