Action in the community

Red Wagon Project in need of donations


Ben Bolstrum, Managing Editor

Have any old books collecting dust on a shelf somewhere? Maybe a coloring book or some crayons? Want to donate new toothbrushes or toothpaste to a low-income area? Don’t let them go to waste! Donate them to the Red Wagon Project so children (K-12) in the Norwayne community can practice their reading and stay hygienic.

Donations can be dropped off in the bin located at the McDowell Center any time during the month of March. For contactless contributions, donors are asked to place their gifts within their cars trunk and deliver them to the Liberal Arts parking lot where a volunteer will take the items out of the car themselves. This method of delivery will be available every Saturday of the month at the following times: March 13 from 10 a.m. to noon, March 20 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and March 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Red Wagon Program has been partnered with Schoolcraft in aiding the community of Norwayne for over a decade. This district houses a wide variety of people where 77 percent of children who attend school in the area qualify for free or reduced-price lunches according to information found . On top of this, it is an incredibly diverse region with minority enrollment at 43 percent. The children in this community rely on charitable donations from this project and its supporters to supplement their education. Their work is highly coveted, and they are known for their drive in supplying and supporting students with what they need to succeed. With the help of each new donor, the Red Wagon Project is able to cast their net farther and continue to enhance the lives of those who are assisted by their efforts.

For more information, please Contact Allie Ingram [email protected] or Maggie Shasko [email protected]