2010 Prepared to Learn
Project

 

 

St. Charles School
St Charles, MN

QWEST EMPLOYEES  & HIAWATHALAND QWEST PIONEERS VOLUNTEER TO SEE THAT STUDENTS AT THE ST.CHARLES SCHOOL ARE “PREPARED TO LEARN” 
Qwest employees in southeastern Minnesota have been busy bringing school supplies to workplace collection points, holding an on-line auction and donating funds to fill 50 pack packs for students as they start off on another school year.  Employees selected the public school in St. Charles Minnesota to receive this year’s collected supplies.

Hiawathaland Qwest Pioneer Club members also contributed supplies and funds donated at an annual picnic for all Pioneers in the area.  Pioneers also helped with the purchasing, sorting and packing of the backpacks.
Qwest donated pencil pouches and pencils enough for each backpack.

 

 

On August 18 several volunteers gathered at the Rochester garage to pack all the supplies into the backpacks.   Employees then brought the backpacks to the Community Resource Center in St. Charles to be distributed to students.

While the Rochester Qwest employees set a goal of filling 50 backpacks, all told, more were donated as some backpacks were also donated.  Donated funds not used for purchasing supplies will be given to the St. Charles school for unanticipated needs throughout the school year.

Thanks to the Volunteer Packing Crew: Julie Schletty, Jeff Gustafson, Doug Eaton, Julie Fierke, Luke Utley, Alex Utley, Bailey Kazeck, Harry Osborn, Kathy Hanson.

Many thanks to everyone who donated so generously to the “Prepared to Learn” project

 

 

 

 

 

Back Pack Crew

 

Waiting for the back packs

 

Back pack supplies waiting to be packed

 

Pioneers helping to pack

 

Lots of work for everyone

 

Julie & Alex

 

writing a note

 

Doug Eaton

 

Bailey & Luke

 

 

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