School starts soon, will our kids be ready?   

Tags: Avista Utilities, Community Service

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Post by Jessie Wuerst
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At Avista, we have a long history of reaching out into the communities we serve to help in many ways. Usually we ask our employees to donate school supplies in barrels placed in many of our offices, so kids who need a little help can start the school year well-equipped to learn.

This year we chose to do things a little differently. There are great organizations sponsoring school supply drives in almost every town in our service area. We’re informing our employees about as many of these community drives as we can. So, it’s even easier for our employees to give back to their communities by placing new rulers and pencils and notebooks in bins right where they shop – in their own town.

We’ve seen how the faces of kids in lower-income schools absolutely light up when they get a new backpack filled with all the supplies they need to get a great start on their school year. While we may not see those faces directly this year, we know that even more kids will have a great start to their school year through the generosity of our employees. I hope you’ll take a few minutes on your next shopping trip to pick up a few extra supplies and help fill the bin, the box or the bus for the children in your hometown.
 
Posted by  System Account  on  8/11/2010
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