When you ask a child what their favorite subject is, many will say recess or lunch. According to the School Nutrition Association, about 75% of schools surveyed said they had unpaid student meal debt at the end of the last school year.
One local store owner wants to help schools in our area clean the slate of their unpaid lunch fees with Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Grow With Me will be selling the sweaters for five dollars all month long to benefit Minot Public Schools.
“People are coming in already to buy their ugly sweaters, we’ve raised over $100 already, so we’re very excited about that,” says Valerie Steadheim, Owner of ‘Grow with Me’.
She adds that she will accept ugly sweater donations all year long, so they can stockpile for next year’s fundraiser.