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MCCU Donates to Wattles Park Elementary School Through Mini-Grant Program

Marshall Community Credit Union (MCCU) recently made a donation of more than $300 to Wattles Park Elementary School through their mini-grant program.

Second grade teachers Rhonda Smart, Jodi VanSyckle and Alisha Hantz submitted an application for funds to purchase and send home a new book to every second grade student each month. Books would be selected from the Scholastic Book Club’s $1 books.

“Students need books to read at home for practice and enjoyment, and not every family can afford to purchase books,” said Smart. “By providing students with at least one new, free book each month, we can help build their library at home.”

“We are excited to be able to grant requests such as this one,” said MCCU Financial Education Coordinator Andrea Tucker. “Helping schools purchase books for kids to read at home is a great way to help build reading skills students need to succeed at school.”

MCCU’s mini-grant program is available for teachers, administrators and school staff at any of their partner schools that participate in the credit union’s CU In School program. Participating schools include Mar Lee, Marshall Academy, Marshall High School, Marshall Middle School, Walters, Hughes and Gordon Elementary, as well as Wattles Park Elementary and Harper Creek Middle School.

MCCU mini-grants can be used for items or services that participating schools do not normally purchase through funding resources. For more information regarding MCCU’s mini-grant program or to receive an application, contact Andrea Tucker or  call 269.781.9885 x203.  

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