You may remember a few months back when I blogged about the Astrobrights Paper “Give A Brighter Year” Sweepstakes. There was a shot at a $30,000 prize of cash and school supplies for one lucky fan’s elementary school. Well – last Friday, Iola Elementary school received their prize, and I wanted to share some highlights of the donation and the ceremony with you today!
Here’s a little bit of the press release of the event (you can read the full press release here):
“Astrobrights® Paper, a brand produced by Neenah Paper, recently hosted the ‘Give A Brighter Year’ sweepstakes on Facebook asking students, families and teachers across North America to submit a K-8 school for a chance to win the donation of bright paper products. By entering their favorite school, Astrobrights fans received a chance to win a $500 Gift Card for themselves and also choose the winning elementary school to receive the donation.
“The donation revealed more than Astrobrights’ true colors. Lorraine Denman, the fan who submitted Iola Elementary to win the sweepstakes, donated her $500 personal prize to the students. She hosted an Astrobrights arts/craft and essay contest in each homeroom, where children were asked to show how they can help others in society and ‘pay it forward’, with the winning students taking home a piece of the $500 total prize.”
Astrobrights’ prize (and Lorraine’s own generosity by donating her personal winnings) are allowing the Iola school to purchase new technology and curriculum. Their school (like many) has had to deal with budget cuts, so the Astrobrights donation will make a big impact. This is such a heartwarming story that I just had to share!
To further celebrate the Iola donation, Astrobrights also wants to offer a donation to a Happy Hour Projects reader, so they can do something meaningful for a local school, family or organization in need. One winner will receive a colorful shipment of Astrobrights products ($100 value).
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