2018-08-09 / Community

Area Kiwanis looks to assist local teachers with ‘School Tools’ project

Residents asked to support with donations

MANISTIQUE – For the fourth consecutive year, the Manistique Area Kiwanis members are offering “School Tools”, a fall community project aimed at supplying enrichment materials to area teachers for special classroom projects. The funds the school system has available to budget for each classroom is minimal and teachers often end up buying needed items using personal funds.

The goal of the project is to help alleviate the financial burden of teachers who provide learning experiences for children.

Now through Sept. 15, residents may donate a dollar toward School Tool projects at mBank and State Savings Bank. Kiwanians will also be raising funds at Jack’s Fresh Market Aug. 24-25 and Sept. 7-8.

Last year, elementary and secondary teachers were able to add more than $2,400 worth of enrichment materials to classrooms. Together, they provided such items as a bass guitar, a C-pen, an air pump, sewing kits, extra textbooks, Scholastic magazines, and more.

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