We have just been informed that the Wells Fargo Foundation is donating $2,500.00 to the Orofino project! We originally applied in July of 2013, so it was a delightful surprise to get the award announcement. The donation will be used in the remodeling effort to prepare the new classroom for the opening of the 2014-2015 school year.
Speaking of Wells Fargo, the Orofino branch of Wells Fargo donated a big pony to the Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program’s Head Start center. Teresa Stolte reports the kids are delighted with the gift. Given the current size of the classroom, it must be stored between play times, making fun with the pony a very special time. I should mention this is a STUFFED pony.
Thank you Tracy Rouse and Staff of Orofino’s hometown Wells Fargo Bank!
Kiwanis Kids: A recent trip to Orofino to pick up $200.00 collected by Orofino Elementary School students who are part of the Kiwanis Kids group, was a truly heartwarming experience. As you see by the picture, they are not only a beautiful group, but proud and very responsible. Thank you! K-Kids for collecting two hundred dollars, one coin at a time! You are a rocking group. Thank you Lyn Anderson, Diane Cochran and the Kiwanis of Orofino for sponsoring the project. Now that the buildings are paid for, new donations will help us remodel the interiors in preparation for the 2014/2014 school year. If you would like to donate to the remodel, please follow the Make A Donation link.
We Made It! With the help of a group called the Friends of Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program, the Orofino community, businesses, individuals and service clubs such as the Rotary and Kiwanis, donated nearly $30,000.00 to purchase, transport and set a 2-section classroom and a small office building on the grounds of Orofino Elementary School.
Breaking Ground! Early in January, Larry Skinner, owner of Clearwater Homes, pictured below, began breaking ground to make way for the newly purchased buildings that will house LCECP’s Orofino Head Start Center.
THANK YOU OROFINO! Thank you Orofino Community, and thank you Friends of Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program whose fundraising efforts resulted in clean dogs, new golf buddies, wonderful pies and baked goodies, and a mountain of local donations. Thanks again, Nez Perce Tribe Executive Committee, for kicking off the campaign with a HUGE donation of $10,000. And thank you School District 171, and Superintendent Robert Vian for inviting our program to move onto Orofino Elementary school grounds.