Tuesday, December 6, 2011

WYDOT FTA Team auctions framed picture puzzles to benefit Friday Brown Bag Program

Another great holiday fund-raiser by our state government colleagues. The money raised goes to a good cause:

To support the need being filled by the Friday Brown Bag Foundation, the WYDOT Fuel Tax Administration Team is conducting a Silent Auction Fun-draiser of 22 professionally framed and matted picture puzzles from November 28 to December 7. The framing for the puzzles has been generously donated by Michaels and the FTA Team. The large variety of framed picture puzzles can be viewed and bids offered at either www.fridayfoodbag.org or http://www.wix.com/wyofta/communityservice

While the students receive nutritional meals during the week through free or reduced fee breakfasts and lunches, many still do not have consistent access to nutritious food (or any food at all) on the weekends. Wyoming Department of Education data indicates, for the 2010-2011 school year, 45.8% of all students in LCSD #1, and 36.4% of all students in LCSD #2, qualified for free or reduced fee meals.

The Friday Food Bag Foundation works with educators and social workers from both LCSD #1 and LCSD #2 to deliver bags of nutritious, non-perishable food each Friday while school is in session to children who otherwise might not eat well, or at all, during the weekends.

To participate in this fundraiser for the Friday Brown Bag Program, please view the pieces offered for auction at one of the two above websites and bid on the puzzle(s) of your choice. The winning bidders will be contacted on December 8, and the pieces will be available for pickup on December 9.

In addition to individual bidding, the Fuel Tax Team hopes that teams throughout WYDOT will consider purchasing a puzzle as a team to display in their office.

For more information about the fundraiser, please call (307) 777-4826. For more information about how you can help the Friday Food Bag Foundation, please call (307) 778-4254.

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