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Red River Marketing Students Help Students in Need

June 4, 2019

Red River Marketing Students Help Students in Need

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Red River High School marketing students have been using their business skills to learn about the sales process and use their knowledge to call on local businesses to sponsor the Grab Bag Program.

The program fills a need at the middle and high school levels similar to the backpack program at the elementary level. Through the program, students in need are able to visit with their school social worker, get a bag, and fill it with items they need.

This is the second year of the program.

Marketing students sold over $20,000 worth of cash and in-kind sponsorship levels. The students are using the money from sponsorships to purchase items for students identified as in need for the summer months. The leftover money will be used to purchase items for the upcoming school year. Students in need will be able to go to their counselor or social worker and grab what they need with no questions asked.

The following businesses are sponsors of the Grab Bag Program for this year:

Platinum ($1,500): Red Pepper, Braaten’s Auto, and Pro Transport

Gold: ($1,000-$1,499): Stay & Play Pet Resort, Altru, Deek’s Pizza, and Fighting Sawks.                                

Silver: ($500-$999): United Valley Bank, Grand Forks Sertoma Club Sponsorship Fund, Eagle’s Crest Grill, Choice Bank, and the Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau.