MAPS accepts January and February donations
The following donations were approved and/or accepted at the Jan. 25, 2023, Merrill Area Public Schools (MAPS) Board of Directors meeting:
Donation of $6,600 from the Bierman Family Foundation for the purchase of bleachers at the PRMS Pool; donation of $3,000 from the Merrill Aqua Jays Swim Team for the purchase of bleachers at the PRMS Pool; the following funds from Laura Lussier Lee and Eric Lee: $1,000 for supporting programs at Pine River School for Young Learners, $1,000 for supporting student programs at Kate Goodrich Elementary School, $300 for helping students in need through Washington’s Nest, and $1,000 for supporting student programs at Washington Elementary School; cash from Merrill Aqua Jays valued at $119 for the MHS Nest; money from Secret Santa valued at $1,500 for purchasing gifts for students in need this holiday season at Prairie River Middle School; cash from the Tuesday Morning Bible Study valued at $100 for blessing children in need through the Kate Goodrich “Nest”; a check from Ashley Miller valued at $100 for the MHS Nest; a gift of money from an Anonymous Donor valued at $1,000 for helping families in need at Prairie River Middle School; cash from St. John’s PTO valued at $80 for the MHS Nest; cash from Hillside Fellowship of Assemblies of God valued at $2,120 for student needs at Washington Elementary School; a check from Park City Credit Union valued at $65 for the MHS Nest as part of the profit-sharing from sales of debit cards; snow pants from St. Francis Church/Knights of Columbus valued at $500 for use by students in the MAPS schools; and winter boots and snow pants from St. Vincent DePaul Outreach valued at $2,300 for use by students in the MAPS schools.
The following donations were approved and/or accepted at the Feb. 15 MAPS Board meeting:
Donation of hats and mittens from Sandra Robare valued at $50 for keeping students warm at Pine River School for Young Learners; a six-volume set of Norton Anthology of World Literature from an anonymous donor valued at $200 for promoting good reading and introducing students to a variety of world literature; six trail cameras from the Friends of the Evjue/Merrill School Forest valued at $398.97 for forest and wildlife monitoring; and, hand-sewn mittens from Merrill Enrichment Center volunteers valued at $1,000 for children at Kate Goodrich and Washington Elementary Schools.