Montana Tech Donates $2,000 to Kennedy Elementary - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Montana Tech Donates $2,000 to Kennedy Elementary

Posted: Updated:
BUTTE -

Montana Tech donated $2,000 to the Kennedy Elementary School Wednesday morning.

The money will now go towards the school's "Backpack Program" that helps feed students on the weekend.

The elementary school students ranted and raved when Montana Tech Chancellor, Don Blacketter, handed over $2,000 to their school.

"We depend on each other," said Chancellor Blackketter. "We depend on our community to be supportive of Tech, and Tech needs to support the community. I just think it's a good partnership."

The idea to give back to Kennedy Elementary started as an idea from the American Society of Civil Engineers Structure Club.

Part of the club's purpose is to give back to the community.

"They took the liberty of selling a whole bunch of raffle tickets," said Brian Kukay with the Montana Tech club. "The community, the campus, everybody got behind us in terms of purchasing those tickets. The results are what you see today."

The $2,000 will now go towards the school's "Backpack Program".

The Backpack Program allows the school to give food for the weekend to students who come from families that can't afford it.

Currently, Kennedy has almost 130 students in the program; it's a program that's helped greatly.

"Kids are not as hungry, so they're focused more," said Kerry Lowney with Kennedy Elementary. "We have higher attendance rate, because we would have a lot of kids miss school on Fridays or on Mondays they would go home sick because they didn't eat all weekend."

The donation will help the school purchase food for the program.

The $2,000 is sure to go a long ways.

"We have the highest rate of kids that receive the backpacks here in Butte," said Lowney. Every bag costs about $4.50. So we're giving out about 2,000 bags a month."

"We're very proud to be a part of Tech's campus, and in addition to that, we're proud members of our community too," Kukay said.

The "Backpack Program" will be receiving more donations Thursday night for the Butte Emergency Food Bank's "Empty Bowl Fundraiser".

  • NationalMore>>

  • Holder says he understands mistrust of police

    Holder says he understands mistrust of police

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:14:00 GMT
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.
    Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he...
  • Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:33:34 GMT
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chicago suburb.
    About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as...
  • Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

    Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:23:34 GMT
    An ex-deputy told jurors Wednesday he failed to note in a report that more gunfire had taken place well after a drunken driver was fatally shot in Texas following an accident that killed two boys, a detail a...
    A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seemed to be bolstered Wednesday by testimony from prosecution witnesses.
  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Noxious Weeds

    Noxious Weeds

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:05:49 GMT
    Noxious weeds are a growing problem in Butte-Silver Bow and the Weed Control Department is asking folks to get rid of the weeds within ten days before they go to seed.
    Noxious weeds are a growing problem in Butte-Silver Bow and the Weed Control Department is asking folks to get rid of the weeds within ten days before they go to seed.
  • Police, Father Search for Missing Missoula Man

    Police, Father Search for Missing Missoula Man

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:03:46 GMT
    Missoula police help family members search for Monte Swanson, 24, a missing Missoula man who is known to hang out at transient camps.
    Missoula police help family members search for Monte Swanson, 24, a missing Missoula man who is known to hang out at transient camps.
  • Cobell Settlement Checks Could Be Mailed By Fall 2014

    Cobell Settlement Checks Could Be Mailed By Fall 2014

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:03:47 GMT
    The people in charge of doling out money in the Cobell settlement want to put checks in the mail by this fall.
    The people in charge of doling out money in the Cobell settlement want to put checks in the mail by this fall.
  • Butte Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Butte Police Searching for Armed Robbery Suspect

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:48:33 GMT
    Butte police are looking for a man they say robbed the pharmacy at the Safeway store on Massachusetts Street. The robber pointed a gun at store staff and demanded prescription drugs.
    Butte police are looking for a man they say robbed the pharmacy at the Safeway store on Massachusetts Street. The robber pointed a gun at store staff and demanded prescription drugs.
  • LOOK: Faces Of WA State's Missing People

    LOOK: Faces Of WA State's Missing People

    Thursday, February 27 2014 11:49 AM EST2014-02-27 16:49:33 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The missing persons listed in this slideshow resided in the state of Washington at the time of their disappearance or may have traveled to Washington State. These pictures came from Washington State Patrol's website. If you have any information about any of these missing people call 1-800-543-5678.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The missing persons listed in this slideshow resided in the state of Washington at the time of their disappearance or may have traveled to Washington State. These pictures came from Washington State Patrol's website. If you have any information about any of these missing people call 1-800-543-5678.
  • PHOTOS: Supermoon from around the globe!

    PHOTOS: Supermoon from around the globe!

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:37:50 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Did you get a glimpse of the amazing supermoon last night? In case you missed it, check out the photos from around the globe of the magnificent moon. If you have photos that you took, please upload them to our Facebook page! >>>PHOTOS>>>
    KHQ.COM - Did you get a glimpse of the amazing supermoon last night? In case you missed it, check out the photos from around the globe of the magnificent moon. If you have photos that you took, please upload them to our Facebook page! >>>PHOTOS>>>
  • Butte Mom To Face Child Endangerment Charges in Anaconda

    Butte Mom To Face Child Endangerment Charges in Anaconda

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:18:09 GMT
    29 year old Michelle Renee Yallup of Butte who is currently serving time in a Utah jail will be brought back to Anaconda on August 22nd to face charges of child endangerment.
    29 year old Michelle Renee Yallup of Butte who is currently serving time in a Utah jail will be brought back to Anaconda on August 22nd to face charges of child endangerment.
  • PHOTOS: Crime Stoppers Offering Rewards For Fugitives

    PHOTOS: Crime Stoppers Offering Rewards For Fugitives

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 6:36 PM EST2014-02-26 23:36:29 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest have released their latest round of fugitives.
    KHQ.COM - Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest have released their latest round of fugitives. All fugitives listed are wanted criminal suspects who are avoiding capture by law enforcement. This makes them potentially dangerous, so if you know where they are you should notify police so they can contact them.
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.