The El Dorado Kiwanis Club donated $3,000 to elementary schools in El Dorado on Feb. 12.
Blackmore Elementary received $1,000, Grandview Elementary received $500, Skelly Elementary received $1,000, and Oil Hill received $500 to go toward student needs that are not covered by a regular school building budget. The money can be used to purchase glasses, hygiene products, or help cover medical expenses for families who need assistance.
Due to the pandemic, the Kiwanis club was not able to do their annual pancake feed, which is the group’s primary fundraiser for the year.
“Luckily, we had some extra funds saved up that allowed us to continue to make this donation,” Kiwanis President Bryan Coons said. “There are a lot of kids out there that still need help.”
Coons presented the USD 490 checks to Superintendent Teresa Tosh in the district office. The Kiwanis group has donated money to El Dorado elementary schools for over 20 years, and the amount given to each building is based upon enrollment numbers.