PRESS RELEASE WINDSOR UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT – RALEY’S EXTRA CREDIT GRANT
Windsor High School is proud to announce receiving a Raley's "Extra Credit" Grant of $4559. This grant addresses specific target areas for nutrition, healthy living, and food literacy. The funds will be used to add two filtered water bottle fill stations to the campus student areas and provide two years of replacement filters. WHS hopes to impact healthy beverage choices of students, to promote understanding that drinking water provides a needed component of a healthy diet for athletes and non-athletes, and to reduce the waste stream of plastic bottles. The high school is used by outside community and athletics groups so water bottle fill stations will be accessible to the public.
Awareness of the project will include public service announcements in the high school’s video and print bulletins as well as campus activities and projects about health and environmental issues throughout the year ahead.
Many thanks go to David Hamelburg, founder of Windsor-based non-profit Boomerang-Plus, and Marie Ganister, WHS Culinary Teacher, who helped with securing student letters of support. According to Ms. Ganister, “Our local Raley’s manager, Sam Saad, has been an exemplary corporate supporter of Windsor High.”
The grant’s author Assistant Principal Amy Zigler says, “The Water Fill-Up Please project is something that has been highly requested by students and staff. We are very fortunate that the project is supported by a grant from Raley’s Extra Credit program.” For 80 years, Raley’s has been contributing to the communities in which they serve. Through their community giving programs, Raley’s gives more than $10 million each year to various organizations throughout the Northern California and Western Nevada regions. Adds Ms. Zigler, “It's truly wonderful to have Raley’s support and to know we're able to make these improvements for the health and education of students, staff and our community.”