Over 700 students in this area will benefit
from the Stuff the Bus school supply collection project this year.
Supplies have been delivered to all schools in Lincoln, Lyon Counties, as well
as in Milroy and Canby for distribution. Thank you to all the people and
groups who helped make this successful again this year.
United Way of Southwest Minnesota, The
Salvation Army, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and members of area churches
provided grants or donations that were used to purchase supplies.
Southwest Coaches provided the use of a school bus in Marshall to help collect
school supplies at the Knology sponsored summer Mello Yello Event with Marshall
Several groups donated school supplies and financial
donations including employees at ACMC, Bank of the West, Bremer Bank, City of
Marshall, Explore Information Services, Inkmart.com-Mike Holm, MinnWest Bank,
North Star Mutual Insurance Company, Outland Energy Services, Rotary Club of
Canby, SW/WC Service Cooperative, The Schwan Food Company, and U.S. Bank.
In addition, a number of individuals donated school supplies at numerous
donation barrels that were located throughout the area.
Volunteers from The Schwan Food Company,
Department of Corrections, United Way and the community helped purchase, sort,
pack and deliver the school supplies. Carr Properties is storing the
barrels that collected donated supplies for reuse in the future.
As you can see from the listing above, this
is a community involvement effort that we can all be proud of. Thank you
again for your help!
Way of Southwest Minnesota