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.

4 Items You Should Be Renting for the Holidays

Waters True Value is more than just a hardware store. We also provide quality rental equipment for contractors, do-it-yourselfers and party and wedding events. You name it, we probably rent it.

With the holidays approaching, here are a few suggestions from your friends at Waters on what you should be renting:

  1. TABLES &

  2. CHAIRS

We know how it goes. The whole family is coming over for Thanksgiving and you’re thinking to yourself, “How in the world am I supposed to fit all these *cough (crazy) cough* people in my house?!” You’ll put a few of the adults at the dining table, a few on the couch in the living room and of course the kids at the designated “kids table”. But what about the rest of that big family of yours? Are they supposed to take shifts? Wait to eat until a free chair is available? You could easily go out and spend a couple hundred dollars on fold out tables and chairs, but then where would you store them until the next year? (Since honestly, how often are you really going to pull those out?)

Here is an easy solution for you – just RENT them. You’ll spend half the cost of what it would be to buy and you won’t have to worry about storing them year after year. And the best part – if you rent through Waters Rental, we can even deliver and pick them up for you! It doesn’t get any easier. Make grandma proud and make sure the whole family has a seat to feast this Thanksgiving.

View our selection of table rentals here.

  1. CHAFING DISH SETS

Whether you’re organizing a holiday work party for the office, or just planning your own family’s holiday feast, chafing dish sets are a MUST. Seriously, they are a hosts’ dream come true, especially if your event/get-together isn’t professionally catered.

Chafing dish sets keep your food warm and allow your guests to serve themselves buffet style. Having a Thanksgiving dinner? Display your food in an attractive way and don’t worry about having to keep reheating things in the oven or on the stove top. If you don’t entertain frequently, renting these dishes is the best option. Plus, empty out what’s leftover after your event and Waters Rental will do the rest! That’s right – you can put the soap and sponge aside. Waters Rental will have your dish sets professionally cleaned after use.

View our selection of chafing dish set rentals here.

  1. PATIO HEATER

Patio heaters are the perfect holiday event addition to help make space of your outdoor areas long after the 80-90 degree weather has passed. Don’t keep your family and friends cooped up under your roof. Open those doors and let them venture outside to enjoy some fresh air. You will all be toasty warm from the heat radiating off these patio heaters.

If the weather is nice enough and you have an overflow of family and friends over to taste that should-be-award-winning holiday meal, set up tables outside and place a couple patio heaters nearby to let everyone enjoy their meal comfortably.

View our 40-44,000 BTU Patio Heater rentals here.

Visit WatersRental.com or click the Rentals tab at the top of this page to view our full rental catalog. Visit/call your local store for more details.