Dixon School counselor Marie Michels is this week’s winner of a One Class at a Time grant.
The winter months are hard on the small community of Dixon. There is a need for warm clothing, detergent, and toilet paper among other basic products to get through the cold weather. The Resource Center is used by both students and adults, and the school is always looking for donations to help those in need.
Republic Services and KPAX-TV are helping that cause by awarding a $250 One Class at a Time Grant to the school and surrounding community.
“A lot of families work the melons during the year, so in the winter we’ll have families who have their water shut off or their heat shut off, and so there is a tremendous need for laundry facilities, also small mobile heaters that we are able to give the kids and families for a while,” Michels said.