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Education Minnesota Lewiston-Altura Donation Received

Justin Hanson of Education MInnesota Lewiston-Altura presents Ready Set School board member Emily Cassellius with a check for $400.78. What a generous gift from our local educators! All funds donated to Ready Set School go back to Winona County k-12 students as they prepare for the new school year.


Peoples State Bank Altura Donation Received

A Casual Friday for employees at Peoples State Bank in Altura added up to a $210 donation check to Ready Set School! All funds donated to RSS are used to help Winona County kids prepare for the new school year. Pictured L-R – Tammy Potter, Pete Kramer, Andrea Woxland, RSS Director Jessi Darst, and Linda Ihrke.


WSHS Color Run Fundraiser

Thanks to Winona Senior High School Student Council for putting on a Color Run fundraiser for RSS this weekend! Board member Jenny Baertsch and her daughter had a great time 🙂


Cars-N-Credit Donation Received

So grateful to our friends at Cars-N-Credit for their second annual backpack drive! We received 14 backpacks loaded with notebooks, pencils, crayons, markers, glue sticks, and more! All donated items go to local students as they prepare for the new school year. Pictured are Winona Cars-N-Credit Manager Dandi Escobar and Ready Set School Director Jessi Darst.


Merchants Bank St. Charles Donation Received

Merchants Bank in St Charles presented us with a great big check for $717.05 from their annual Hot Dog Lunch on Friday August 25th! What a successful event! All funds donated to RSS are used to help Winona County K-12 students get the supplies they need for the classroom. Pictured: Merchants Bank Commercial & Ag Banker Blake Koebke and Ready Set School Director Jessi

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Goodson Donation Received

Way to go Goodson team members! A company-wide collection was held to help Ready Set School equip local students for the new school year. All donated supplies go to Winona County K-12 students and classrooms in need of assistance. Pictured (L-R): RSS Director Jessi Darst; Goodson team members Diane Bagniewski, Diane Frick, Veronica Cavazos, Beverly Kohner, Nick Biesanz and Carlos Cavazos. In front are

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Spalon Donation Received

Big thanks to Spalon 1161 for their event “Ready Set Spalon” on August 8! They raised $155 for Ready Set School, a nonprofit organization that works to ensure that Winona County kids have the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom. Pictured (L-R): Jessica Schouweiler, Stylist; Heidi Malewicki, Receptionist; Amy Nelton, Stylist; Jessi Darst, RSS Director; Adrienne Geiger, Stylist.


Menards Donation Received

Big thanks to Menards in Winona for their school supply collection barrell! Two carts FULL of backpacks and supplies were donated to Ready Set School to help local students get ready for the new school year. Pictured (L-R): Assistant Front End Manager Melissa Brevig, Assistant Front End Manager Whitney Kulas, and RSS Director Jessi Darst.


Coldwell Banker Donation Received

Coldwell Banker River Valley Realtors was proud to present Ready Set School with backpacks and school supplies, following their back-to-school donation drive among agents and staff. All donated supplies go to Winona County K-12 students as they prepare for the new school year. Pictured L-R: Anna Jotham (CB Marketing Coordinator), Ryan Olson (CB Broker Manager), and Jessi Darst (RSS Director).


WS Packaging Donation Received

Big thanks to WS Packaging Group for hosting a company-wide school supply drive for Ready Set School! All donated supplies go to local K-12 students in Winona County as they prepare for the new school year. Pictured is RSS Director Jessi Darst (left) and WS Packaging Group buyer Nikki Lorenz (right).