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First Congregational Women’s Fellowship Donation Check

Members of the Women’s Fellowship at First Congregational Church, UCC, Winona, presented Ready Set School with a generous donation check for $540. Pictured from right to left: Marilyn Schneider, Gayle Gordon, RSS Direcetor Jessi Darst, Sandy Warnke, and Linda Knecht. 100% of donations received by Ready Set School go to Winona County school children.


Bridget Wilma Hale Memorial Gifts

On behalf of the Ready Set School Board of Directors and the families who benefit from our program, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the Bridget Wilma Hale family for the memorial gifts Ready Set School recently received. In total, we received 42 donations for $1,240 dollars. What a generous way to honor Bridget’s memory. Thank you to Bridget’s parents, Jerry

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Wincraft Pencil Donation

Big thanks to Wincraft for donating two cases of pencils for kids – that’s about 7,000 pencils!! Pictured left is Dave Schipper, Vice President of Product Management at Wincraft, and right is Jessi Darst, Ready Set School director.


All Are One Church Donation

Big thanks to All Are One Church in Winona for their generous donation to Ready Set School! Pictured are left to right: board member Nancy Miller, RSS director Jessi Darst, Pastor Kathy Redig, and board member Eric Bartleson.


Farmers Market Bucks

Did you know your EBT card is accepted at the Winona Farmers Market? Simply head to the Info booth, swipe your card and receive Market Bucks. Stock up on healthy, local, homemade foods for your child’s lunchbox. Today we got fresh bread, purple cauliflower, heirloom tomatoes, homemade sandwich cookies, organic red apples and summer squash.