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Range Bank holds drive to help Upper Peninsula schools gather supplies for students

Ishpeming Photo: Kelly Jandron, Range Bank Vice President and Regional Branch Administrator, and Carrie Meyer, Ishpeming Public Schools Superintendent.
Kelly Jandron, Range Bank Vice President and Regional Branch Administrator, and Clifford Fossitt, Westwood High School Principal.
Pictured are Range Bank employees, from the left, Kelly Jandron, Stacy Bouman, Amanda Marlowe, Dana Spelich, Saylor Sutton, Bonnie Howe, Hanna Westra and Jamie Armatti.

MARQUETTE — Range Bank held a school supply drive this fall to collect supplies as well as monetary donations to purchase school supplies for local schools.

Range Bank committed to matching donations up to $5,000.

In total from the supply drive, $8,000 worth of supplies was donated to their partner schools in the Upper Peninsula.

“We have always supported our schools through our School Spirit debit card program, but felt we needed to do something extra this year. We are thankful to our community for their donations and pleased Range Bank could contribute additional funds outside of our matching commitment,” said Roxanne Daust, President and CEO of Range Bank.

Through the supply drive, $3,000 was donated by the community through monetary donations and school supplies.

Range Bank donated $5,000 to assist schools in the area.

All the funds were used to purchase supplies such as snacks, headphones, facial tissue, hand sanitizer, and masks, along with typical school supplies like backpacks, pencils, notebooks, and glue.

The schools that benefited from the supply drive were Calumet (CLK) Public Schools, Hancock Public Schools, Houghton Portage Township Schools, Adams Township (Jeffers) School District, and Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools in the Copper Country; Iron Mountain Public Schools, Breitung (Kingsford) Township Schools and North Dickinson County School in Dickinson County; and Ishpeming Public Schools, Marquette Area Public Schools, Negaunee Public Schools and the NICE Community School District in Marquette County.

“We are very pleased with the success of the school supply drive, it felt good to do something positive to help the children in our communities.

“We plan to organize a supply drive in the fall every year,” said Hanna Westra, Marketing and Public Relations Specialist at Range Bank.

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