Putnam School Administrators say THANK YOU to the Ball Toyota Family of Dealerships

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, Putnam County Schools joined more than 250 West Virginia schools receiving funds from the Ball Toyota Family of Dealerships to support students in need. Ball Toyota announced its partnership with the United Way of West Virginia to help schools set up ‘virtual pantries.’

Putnam County elementary, middle, and high schools received funds ranging from $1,000 to $1,300 designated to help provide essentials for virtual pantries, including basic needs such as food, clothing, shoes, coats, and hygiene products to students.

Shawn Ball, the President of Ball Toyota, who worked with the West Virginia Department of Education and Communities in Schools, said school virtual pantries could be accessed by students scanning a QR code to request or ask for assistance/help. There will also be a suggestion-style box for students without phones to use. Both the QR code and the suggestion box will allow students to ask for help or put in a request privately or on their own in case they do not feel comfortable reaching out in front of others. This also will allow our schools to balance school pantries efficiently.

Putnam County Schools would like to thank Ball Toyota for their incredible donation. We are so grateful and blessed to have community partnerships that share the goal of serving and supporting our students.