Stewartville Public Schools has been awarded $1,850 to purchase "Playaways", and digital audio versions of books. Students can walk while listening to stories, improving both their fitness and reading levels. The school district hopes to promote learning while getting their students active.
La Crosse Area Family YMCA will receive $3,500 to assist in funding equipment for the Miracle Baseball League allowing children with disabilities play the game.
Toys Go ‘Round Lending Library will receive $2,500 to fund new equipment to allow them to expand their ability to loan out toys, games, infant equipment and educational materials to families and schools in Winneshiek County, Iowa. African American Mutual Assistance Network, Inc. (AAMAN) will receive $3,150 to purchase workbooks and educational materials for at-risk, special needs and low income children enrolled in their preschool literacy program.
Lincoln Middle School will receive $2,200 to assist in funding new uniforms for the Lincoln Show Choir. The ResCarta Foundation, Inc. will receive $1,500 to purchase new scanners to digitize photographs, news clippings and artifacts from libraries, historical societies and community centers making the information available online. Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) has been awarded $1,150 to fund transportation to activities and field trips to underprivileged and at-risk youth involved in G.R.E.A.T.
Harry Meyering Center, Inc. will receive $3,000 to purchase an Easystand for their residents. This piece of equipment enables individuals in wheelchairs to be positioned to "stand tall", providing many health and psychological benefits.
Twin Rivers Center for the Arts will receive $1,500 to repair and purchase band instruments to provide rent free to low-income children wishing to participate in school band programs.
Saint James Fire Department Relief Association was awarded $4,000 to purchase a new Jaws of Life to assist in roadside accidents.