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Fort Scott Area Community Foundation Awards SparkWheel $1,000 Grant to Support Essential Needs Provisions for Students

FORT SCOTT, KS – SparkWheel is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a generous $1,000 grant from the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation. This grant will play a pivotal role in supporting essential needs provisions for students at Fort Scott Middle and High School.


At SparkWheel, we are committed to ensuring that every student has the necessary support to thrive academically, mentally, and physically. The grant from the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation will specifically contribute to the Essential Needs Supports within the SparkWheel Integrated Student Supports Model.


Essential Needs Supports encompass a range of necessities, including food, clothing, personal care items, and school supplies. Additionally, the model includes referrals to external agencies, assistance with specialized education supplies, navigation of emergency needs, and limited direct support for housing, utilities, and transportation.


"Essential needs are fundamental to a student's well-being and success in school. This grant from the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation will enable us to provide critical support to students at Fort Scott Middle and High School," said Noelle Haselhuhn, Communications Manager at SparkWheel. "We are grateful for the Foundation's recognition of the importance of addressing these needs and for their commitment to making a positive impact on students' lives."


During the last school year, SparkWheel provided support services for 1,042 students in Fort Scott. This included the distribution of over 4,600 essential needs items to students and their families, highlighting the significant impact of SparkWheel's programs on the local community.


The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation plays a vital role in supporting initiatives that enhance the well-being of the Fort Scott community. The Foundation's commitment to investing in local organizations like SparkWheel contributes to creating a more resilient and thriving community. 


 

About Fort Scott Area Community Foundation

The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation hosts individual charitable funds created by donors who have a passion for giving back to their community. Grants from these funds assist people throughout Fort Scott and Bourbon County. Call the Foundation at 620-224-6500 with questions about the Community Foundation.

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