The Walmart Foundation and the New Milford Walmart facility have selected Pawling Public Radio (PPR) to receive a grant through the Local Community Contribution/Hunger Outreach Grant Program, in support of PPR’s efforts to bring Operation Respect to the Pawling Community. The Walmart Foundation provides assistance to organizations that are doing important work in their communities, and “… are proud that we are able to support you in your efforts.”
The last of three PPR planned professional development workshops will be presented by Operation Respect to Pawling’s teachers on November 6. These workshops have been provided free of charge to all community teachers, administrators, and support staff as a public service by PPR in response to the new “Dignity for all Students Act”, which became law on July 1. Operation Respect provides training to schools and organizations that wish to discourage bullying behaviors among children and encourage compassionate and safe environments for students.
In addition to the Walmart Foundation Grant, funding for this project has been raised through the generosity of the Pawling business community and community members. Pawling Public Radio thanks A Squared Building and Remodeling, The Pawling Rotary Club, M&S of Pawling, H G Fairfield Arts Center for the Environment, Vinny’s Deli, Little Red Bake Shop, Chris’s Deli, Mizzentop Day School, The Yarn and Craft Box, Magnolia’s Boutique, Renee and Arthur Ascher, Jeremy and Susan Stone, June and Kurt Schlesinger, Ed Beauchamp, The Panzer Family, Bernadette Shustak, Eliza Goff, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Pawling Community Services, Harmony Chiropractic andJoe and Carol-Lee Kantor for their support of this vital community project.