In Osseo Area Schools, we're thankful for our community partners year-round—especially during the hectic holiday season which can be a difficult time for many families. Earlier this month, employees at Boston Scientific rose to the challenge and, for the 10th consecutive year, donated toys, clothing and gift cards that will support 58 families in the district who are experiencing homelessness. In the photo above on the left, Boston Scientific employees smile while holding the gifts their team purchased.
Another community partner, Luther Brookdale Honda, also made a big impact this month by donating $10,000 to Fair Oaks Elementary. Fair Oaks Principal Phil Sadler said the money will be used in a variety of ways, including funding field trips, hosting STEM nights, purchasing cold weather gear and books for students, and more. In addition to its donation to Fair Oaks Elementary, Luther Brookdale Honda also paid the outstanding lunch balances of all Birch Grove Elementary students, which was a $1,000 donation.
In the photo above in the middle, Luther Brookdale Honda donated $10,000 to Fair Oaks Elementary on Dec. 6. Pictured left to right are Honda representatives Alexa Stanco and Adam Leaver, Fair Oaks Principal Phil Sadler, Behavior Intervention Teacher Brian Thul, Behavior Intervention ESP Sarah Pinkerton, Academic Coach Cheryl Piotraschke, and Luther Brookdale Honda General Manager Jim Haertzen.
Top right, Luther Brookdale Honda General Manager Jim Haertzen smiles proudly with Birch Grove Elementary staff to celebrate the $1,000 donation that paid off all lunch account balances at Birch Grove Elementary.