Exelon Nuclear and its employees have again helped DeWitt County children get school supplies.
The company, which has been a major supporter of The Write Stuff for Kids Inc. for seven years, recently donated $3,500 to the program. Employees added 22 backpacks full of supplies for third- and fourth-graders.
The nonprofit Write Stuff for Kids Inc. provides school supplies to children in need in DeWitt County. This year, about 600 students are getting supplies and assistance with registration fees, up from about 500 last year.
“The recent downturn in the economy has really hit families in DeWitt County,” said Kathleen Frick, Write Stuff board member and treasurer. “We are grateful to Exelon Nuclear for making this very generous donation.”
Exelon Nuclear, which operates the Clinton Power Station just east of Clinton, also was instrumental in working with the Write Stuff on the installation of the Lunch Box Program last year at Clinton Junior High School and Clinton High School, the company said in a statement Sept. 1.