SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Friday is the final day for local schools to submit their Raley’s Reach nominations for the chance to win a $5,000 grant to benefit their back-to-school needs.
So far, Raley’s has received nominations from Roy Gomm Elementary School in Reno and Gardnerville Elementary School. If selected as the winner, Roy Gomm Elementary plans to use the grant money to purchase educational computer software for all classrooms to prepare students for state testing and to be used as an interactive educational tool.
Gardnerville Elementary plans to use the grant money to purchase audio/visual equipment for its soon-to-be remodeled multi-purpose room that’s used for schoolwide programs, events, family nights and assemblies.
Last year, Peavine Elementary School in Reno was the top vote-getter in the Northern Region for the Raley’s Reach program. Earning a total of 1,264 votes, Peavine Elementary had planned to use the grant money for purchasing a mobile storage cabinet for musical equipment and to purchase new instruments for students who were unable to afford renting instruments.
Through its Raley’s Reach program, Raley’s grocery stores is partnering with Unilever to provide $25,000 in grants to local schools. Through participant nominations and votes, five $5,000 grants will be awarded by region to K-12 schools to benefit their back-to-school needs. Winners will be announced Sept. 30.
The Northern Region (Nevada) is comprised of Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Humboldt and Washoe counties.
To make a nomination, visit www.raleys.com/reach.