More Monticello students will be warm this winter, thanks to $2,500 grant

a group of students pose with representatives and hold a promotional check
Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School Principal Michelle Knowlton, Anthony Cibrasi of Monticello Walmart, Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. William Silver pose with a group of Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary students.

As temperatures begin to drop, more students in the Monticello Central School District will stay warm thanks to the generosity of the Monticello Walmart and the advocacy of Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther.

Anthony Cibrasi of Walmart and Assemblywoman Gunther visited the Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School’s December Fun Friday to formally present the district with a grant of $2,500.  The funds will be used to purchase coats for students throughout the district who are in need of warm outwear. Leftover funds will be used to purchase socks, sweatpants and underwear for students in need, and after the snow melts in the spring, sneakers.

 “We are fortunate to be able to rely on our network of community partners to help fill in the gaps for some of our struggling families,” Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. William Silver said. “On behalf of the entire district, I thank Monticello Walmart and Assemblywoman Gunther for their support.”