It is not uncommon for local school districts to receive donations from area business, organizations, and individuals. That shared, this spring has been a particularly good one for Mansfield City Schools as local generosity has been in plentiful supply.

Take, for instance, the recent gift of a new ice machine at the Malabar soccer complex, courtesy of William J. Taylor Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 32 in Mansfield. The donation is an example of the community service of the local FOP unit, which earned it the honor of Ohio Lodge of the Year in 2014.

At its most recent meeting, the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education was presented with a list of additional donations coming to the district this year. Those include:

  • A $200.00 donation from Scott Cardwell to Mansfield Senior High for the Freshman Academy.
  • A $1,000.00 donation from Mansfield Fire Department Recreation Club, to be used for educational purposes
  • $1,200.00 from an anonymous donor to the ‘SAFE’ Program. (Student Achievement through Family Engagement)
  • $101.10 donated by students and staff at Malabar Intermediate School in memory of their librarian, Maxine Johnson. The donation will be used to purchase books for Malabar’s library.
  • $200.00 from Richland Bank to Malabar Intermediate School’s fifth grade field trip to OSU Stone Lab.
  • $250.00 from Mechanics Bank to Malabar Intermediate School’s fifth grade field trip to OSU Stone Lab.
  • $250.00 from Mechanics Bank to Mansfield Senior High’s National Honor Society, to be used toward their NHS Induction Ceremony.
  • $125.00 donation to Spanish Immersion School from Bradley and Jessie Palmer
  • $20.00 donation to Spanish Immersion School from Bonnie Palmer
  • $10. 40 in coupons for a free cheese coney at Skyline Chili to Mansfield Senior High School.
  • Acceptance of grant received by the music department from the Richland County Foundation Betty Thompson Wagner Memorial Fund
  • Acceptance of grant received by Malabar/Ms. Uhde – My Very Own Blanket – from the Roy G. and
  • Nancy Brown Fund of the Richland County Foundation.
  • The following donations from the Tyger Booster Club to various athletic vendors/teams for the stated equipment/function:
    • $4,000.00 toward new Tyger Football uniforms
    • $5,136.00 for new Tyger Football uniforms
    • $1,258.42 for new Tyger Wrestling uniforms
    • $500.00 toward new Tyger baseball equipment including state sanctioned bats
    • Tyger Swim Team, $255.00 for travel and meals for the Sectional Championships at Bowling Green

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