Six Kansas Schools win True Value Foundation Grant

WATERS TRUE VALUE PAINT DONATIONS HELP SCHOOLS’ YOUTH ACHIEVE

Painting a Brighter Future 2018
Susan B. Anthony Middle School representatives receive 30-gallons of EasyCare Ultra Premium Paint from Waters True Value in Manhattan through the True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future Grant. From left: Julie Head, AMS Reading teacher; Mike Guinn, Store Manager, Waters True Value -Manhattan; Vickie Kline, AMS Principal; and Melissa Triana, AMS Financial Secretary.

(SALINA  – Aug. 9, 2018) – A fresh coat of paint brightens any room, and this summer six Kansas schools received 30 gallons of donated paint to refresh their learning environment. Central Elementary School, Hoisington High School, Olpe High School, Smoky Valley Middle School, Susan B. Anthony Middle School (AMS) and Wamego High School are recipients of a paint grant through Waters True Value’s partnership with True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future program. A True Value Foundation paint grant helps improve a school’s learning environment and can have an impact on student attitudes and academic performance.

As a fifth-generation Kansas company, we couldn’t be more excited to give back to our communities and help our local schools through True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future program,” said Jim Waters, President and CEO of Waters True Value. “The donation will not only save our schools some money, but more importantly will create an environment that fosters learning, inspires creativity and instills community pride.”

Partnering with True Value Foundation, Waters True Value nominated all six schools for a 30-gallon paint grant to help refresh their learning spaces. Each school plans to use the donated paint on various projects ranging from inspirational mural wall art to a school-wide paint refresh.

AMS plans to use the paint donated to us to retouch and refresh hallways throughout the building,” said Melissa Triana, AMS Financial Secretary. “The existing paint on our walls is original to the building’s décor from 1996, so this paint will go a long way to cover patches, fingerprints and smudges created from over 20 years of students.”

Triana adds, “Our faculty and staff appreciate every chance we’re given to present our best image to the community we serve. This paint from Waters True Value gives us the opportunity to do just that without utilizing precious funds meant to be allocated to our students.”

For more information on the Painting a Brighter Future grant, visit www.truevaluecompany.com/About-Us/True-Value-Foundation/Painting-a-Brighter-Future.

True Value Foundation unites retailers in helping improve the lives of children in the communities True Value serves. The foundation advocates for youth and serves as a catalyst to provide tools and resources to help youth realize their dreams and achieve their potential. The foundation encourages its partners to get involved and give back through volunteerism, mentorship, community improvements, and raising funds.

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Waters Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re like the rest of us, your Christmas shopping is nowhere near finished. “What’s the holdup?” some may ask. We understand most of the time you just haven’t found that perfect gift yet.

Lucky for you, we’re here to help! Check out these 10 gift ideas for what to get even the most difficult to shop for person on your list.

1. 16-cup Electric Air Pop Popcorn Maker

If you’ve been to any of our stores, you know we have a thing for popcorn. This Air-Pop Popcorn Maker is a tabletop-sized party pleaser. It’s electric popping system uses hot air instead of oil, producing a light and healthy snack – perfect for the health-conscious person on your list! Get it in stores or online here.

Here are the specs:

  • Makes up to 16 cups of popcorn per batch
  • Healthy, oil-free popping
  • Includes measuring cap to ensure proper amount of kernels used
  • Convenient countertop size

(SKU 219954)

 

2. Yeti Rambler Tumbler

Who doesn’t LOVE some good YETI drink ware? These YETI Rambler Tumblers are made from stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation to protect your hot or cold beverage at all cost. We don’t care who you are, everybody on your list will love these.

Here are the specs:

  • 18/8 stainless steel
  • Double-wall vacuum insulation
  • Dishwasher safe

 

3. Milwaukee M12 Cordless 2-Tool Combo Kit

This is the perfect gift for the handyman (or woman) in your life. Plus it won’t break the bank! Get it on sale now in stores or online here.

Combo kit includes:

  • M12 3/8” drill/driver
  • M12 1/4” hex impact driver
  • 2 Lithium-Ion batteries
  • M12 Lithium-Ion battery charger
  • Contractors bag

(SKU 211288)

 

4. Santa is Coming to Kansas

Create the best Christmas storytime session with the kids while reading Santa is Coming to Kansas by Steve Smallman. This gem is sure to leave the kids anxiously awaiting Santa’s arrival!

 

 

 

 

5. Da Bomb Bath Fizzers

Created by two teenage sisters, Da Bomb Bath Fizzers are incredibly popular with kids and adults alike. They’re wonderfully fragrant and each one has a unique, special surprise inside!

Find these in the Waters Gift Shop!

 

 

 

6. Striker Remote Control Camera Drone, Blue Camo

Your gadget-loving kids will LOVE this one. This RC drone has a built- in picture and video camera which you can store and save data in a Micro SD memory card. The body is made of durable plastic and conveniently lightweight. It has 4 channel controls meaning you can fly up/down, forward/backward, strafe left/right and rotate left/right. The internal gyro means you’ll always get a smooth flight! Get it in stores or online here.

(SKU 224476)

 

 

7. Wind & Willow Soups and Hot Dips

After tasting these products, the foodie in your life will thank you for the BEST. CHRISTMAS. GIFT. EVER. Hand pick different flavors and throw it all together in a festive Christmas basket.

You can find these in your local Waters Gift Shop!

 

 

 

8. Poo Pourie Master Crapsmans

If you choose to forego the power tools, this is another perfect gift for the handyman in your life! The Master Crapsman (pun intended) gift set may not come with a plug or 400-horsepower engine, but he (and you) will appreciate its stink-fightin’ power.

Gift set contains:

  • 2oz Trap-A-Crap (cedarwood and citrus scent)
  • 2oz Royal Flush (euculyptus and spearmint scent

 

 

 

9. Dog Toys

Don’t forget your furry friends this Christmas! Get them a little something special to show them you care. Choose from an assortment of dog toys like our plush Lamb Chop or Grunting Pig squeak toys.

 

 

 

 

10. University Gear

Have a college sports lover in your life? Whether you’re a Jayhawk or Wildcat fan, we’ve got the gear to get your sports fan grinning ear to ear this Holiday season.