LEAF Receives $25,000 Anonymous Gift for PAKRAT Program
Look for the green
PAKRAT Bus in a neighborhood near you again in the summer of 2017!
LEAF announces that it has received an
anonymous $25,000 gift through the Central Minnesota Community Foundation for
the purpose of “augmenting and sustaining”
the PAKRAT (Partners And Kids Reading A-lot Together) Program.
PAKRAT is a
child-literacy and parent involvement program formed through a partnership
between District 742 and LEAF.
Bruce Hentges, LEAF Executive Director
said, “This anonymous gift will go a long
way toward ensuring that the PAKRAT Program will be able to continue to provide
quality replacement books for both the school-year and summer PAKRAT
Program. The summer Roll & Read
Program impacted over 2,000 students this year and checked out 5,751 books from
mid-June to early-August.”