By Tom Ganser
In this unprecedented pandemic situation during which schools have been closed, all Whitewater Unified School District students have received learning materials from their schools. However, they do not have access to the school libraries, and some students have fewer books and aids to literacy than others.
For that reason, Whitewater LEADS has donated up to $5000 to the Whitewater Unified School District for emergency literary supplies–grade level readers, pens, paper, and other materials.
Lincoln Elementary School Principal Mary Kilar said, “The mission of Whitewater LEADS to support literacy in all forms for the community of Whitewater is in action through this donation.”
“We know there are several families and students experiencing great need throughout this school closure. Access to literacy supports is among the needs families and students are facing. To be able to utilize this donation to systematically target needs and support families is a true gift to our community.”
Kilar concluded, “I know I speak for all of the school personnel in saying, ‘Thank you’ from the bottom of our hearts for supporting our most fragile learners. We look forward to supporting learners through this donation.”