While local school leaders were making plans to safely bring students back to the classroom, Skaggs Foundation recognized a need and stepped up to help.
With water fountains throughout schools shut down for safety concerns, Skaggs Foundation found an opportunity to expand an ongoing project and provide more than 11,000 water bottles to students in Stone and Taney counties.
“Not every family can afford a nice water bottle for their child to take to school each day,” said Skaggs Foundation Director of Community Relations Mindy Honey. “Expanding our water bottle program to provide a sturdy aluminum water bottle to every student in school in Stone and Taney counties is a small investment to protect the health of our area kids.”
“The donated water bottles go beyond the obvious benefits of providing a vessel for water to be accessible to students throughout the day,” said Michelle Collins, principal at Branson Cedar Ridge Elementary. “It is a symbol of support, a relevant reminder that we are cared for and thought of by so many. Many of our students yearn for something to call their own. They proudly display the Skaggs Foundation water bottle attached to their backpack. As our community continues to pull together to support one another, it is the ‘little things’ that make a ‘big’ difference. Thank you, Skaggs Foundation, for coming through in a BIG way for the students of Branson Schools.”
To learn more about Skaggs Foundation, visit SkaggsFoundaiton.org.