Wicomico County Farmer Kay Richardson Directs $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donation to Pittsville PTA
Pittsville Elementary and Middle School PTA has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer, Kay Richardson of Wicomico. The donation will help the organization purchase 20 iPads and an iPad technology cart for the students in the rural school for grades 4-8.
The PTA thanked Richardson for the donation at its recent dodgeball tournament, a fundraiser for the school. This $2,500 donation is almost one-fourth of the amount that the PTA needs to cover the cost of the technology, and the donation came right in the middle of a major fundraising effort. The Richardson family has been a constant supporter of the PTA, the school, and all of the PTA fundraising efforts for many years. This donation is deeply appreciated by the Pittsville PTA.
For six years, America’s Farmers Grow Communities has collaborated with farmers to donate over $22 million to more than 8,000 community organizations across rural America. Winning farmers direct donations to nonprofits to help fight rural hunger, purchase lifesaving fire and EMS equipment, support agriculture youth leadership programs, buy much needed classroom resources, and so much more.
America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support local nonprofit causes that positively impact farming communities across rural America. Grow Communities is one program in the America’s Farmers community outreach effort, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Other programs include America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 college scholarships to high school and college students pursuing ag-related degrees, and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which works with farmers to nominate rural school districts to compete for $10,000 and $25,000 math and science grants. Visit www.AmericasFarmers.com to learn more.
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.