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It's a Grass Roots effort in White Lake to make sure students have supplies they need
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A work of a plucky White Lake woman—and the generosity of a community and its businesses—is assuring that teachers and children have plenty of supplies as the 2017-18 school year gets underway.

Through her Grass Roots organization, which she started single-handedly in 2010, Sally Mulhollen this year presented White Lake staff with hundreds of binders, notebooks, pencils and pens and less-obvious supplies such as tissues and hand soap.

I’m over $1,000 now and it’s growing, Mulhollen said. It’s all with the help of lots of wonderful people.

Employees from Robbins Flooring and Nicolet Plastics are also presented donations of school supplies for students and staff. The Community Association of Retirees in Antigo has gotten involved as well, providing $300 for clothes for gym classes such as T-shirts and shoes.

Mulhollen started White Lake Grass Roots after reading statistics that pointed to the high rate of poverty among district families.

The children can’t learn if they don’t have the supplies to learn, she said. They need the right stuff.

Armed with $250 from the White Lake ATV Club, which she served as vice president, Mulhollen went to work, and it has been growing ever since.

In addition to the school supplies, she also purchased items such as socks and toothbrushes and is collecting new and gently-used clothing.

People just stop by the house and give me checks, she said. I’ve had great support from the school and the community.

The supplies are brought to the school and warehoused, with teachers taking what they need, when they need it.

They know what each student needs and they hand it out, Mulhollen explained. Most of what we bring in will last the whole year.

Now, Mulhollen is taking White Lake Grass Roots on the road, sharing the idea with volunteers from other school districts such as Merrill and spreading the word to gain more volunteers to help her out with the always-growing need.

It gives me a warm, warm feeling to know that that students are going to have things they otherwise would not have, she said. For such a little town, we have some wonderful people, really wonderful people.
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White Lake staff posed with Sally Mulhullen of White Lake Grass Roots and some of the donated items. From left are Kate Lowery, second and third grade; Jonita Schuman, four-year-old kindergarten; Mulhollen; Karla Schuessler, grades three and four; Angie Wickersheim first grade; Nancy Jones, grades five and six; and Sara Wickersheim, kindergarten.

It's a Grass Roots effort in White Lake to make sure students have supplies they need
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A work of a plucky White Lake woman—and the generosity of a community and its businesses—is assuring that teachers and children have plenty of supplies as the 2017-18 school year gets underway.

Through her Grass Roots organization, which she started single-handedly in 2010, Sally Mulhollen this year presented White Lake staff with hundreds of binders, notebooks, pencils and pens and less-obvious supplies such as tissues and hand soap.

I’m over $1,000 now and it’s growing, Mulhollen said. It’s all with the help of lots of wonderful people.

Employees from Robbins Flooring and Nicolet Plastics are also presented donations of school supplies for students and staff. The Community Association of Retirees in Antigo has gotten involved as well, providing $300 for clothes for gym classes such as T-shirts and shoes.

Mulhollen started White Lake Grass Roots after reading statistics that pointed to the high rate of poverty among district families.

The children can’t learn if they don’t have the supplies to learn, she said. They need the right stuff.

Armed with $250 from the White Lake ATV Club, which she served as vice president, Mulhollen went to work, and it has been growing ever since.

In addition to the school supplies, she also purchased items such as socks and toothbrushes and is collecting new and gently-used clothing.

People just stop by the house and give me checks, she said. I’ve had great support from the school and the community.

The supplies are brought to the school and warehoused, with teachers taking what they need, when they need it.

They know what each student needs and they hand it out, Mulhollen explained. Most of what we bring in will last the whole year.

Now, Mulhollen is taking White Lake Grass Roots on the road, sharing the idea with volunteers from other school districts such as Merrill and spreading the word to gain more volunteers to help her out with the always-growing need.

It gives me a warm, warm feeling to know that that students are going to have things they otherwise would not have, she said. For such a little town, we have some wonderful people, really wonderful people.
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White Lake staff posed with Sally Mulhullen of White Lake Grass Roots and some of the donated items. From left are Kate Lowery, second and third grade; Jonita Schuman, four-year-old kindergarten; Mulhollen; Karla Schuessler, grades three and four; Angie Wickersheim first grade; Nancy Jones, grades five and six; and Sara Wickersheim, kindergarten.
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