George Torrey, a well-known philanthropist who supported many worthy causes in the St. Cloud area passed away on June 10, 2020 at the age of 87. George and his wife Shirley were early and very generous supporters of LEAF. George served on the LEAF board during the 1990’s. In 2002 the school board cut the middle school activities program and LEAF took on the challenge of fundraising to pay for that program for a year.
On May 28, Sara Martini and Bruce Hentges stopped by the United Way office to pick up nearly 1,500 books donated to PAKRAT by the United Way. The books were left over from the United Way’s Imagination Library effort and will be distributed to District 742 students through the summertime Roll & Read PAKRAT Bus.
Teachers change the lives of our children and have a positive impact on the future. If you haven’t already, please say “thank you” to our teachers. If you have, say it again. During these difficult times teachers have been given even more challenges. Support them in any way you can.
LEAF Receives $10,000 to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness.
The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF) announced that it has received two $5,000 grants in support of District 742 homeless youth and their families. The grants have been made through the support of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund and from the United Way of Central Minnesota COVID Relief Fund.
This year, future problem solvers across the state of Minnesota rallied to make their competition happen! Their competition topic this year was LIVING IN POVERTY.