Laramie schools have been receiving a lot of love this school year, and it’s only just begun.

Amidst the soaring costs of food and goods, school budget cuts, and record-high gas prices in Wyoming, Albany County School District received a donation from several local businesses wanting to help teachers and students. 

Today, the Human Bean, Laramie GM, and Townsquare Media (Y95 Country, KOWB, and Laramie Live) presented Randy Wilkison, Director of Operations at Albany County School District with a 50-gallon drum full of school supplies as part of the Teacher Locker donation drive. 

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Laramie GM has participated in three of the four years Townsquare Media has held the Teacher Locker donation drive. General Manager Joe Hedley said GM appreciates being a part of the drive as it’s a way for them to give back to Laramie.

“As a business, we’re all about supporting education and supporting our amazing community. Participating in the Teacher Locker drive is our way of showing that we care about the future of our kids and value the importance of education.

“Together, we can make a positive impact,” Hedley said. 

Matt Lockhart (L) of the Human Bean in Laramie knows the limited resources both educators and parents have. 

“We know that our teachers have small budgets and most have to invest their own money to supply their classrooms with the proper tools to teach their students. Many of their students are in need of supplies also. We wanted to be able to bring awareness to the issue and see if we could put a small dent in the problem,” he said. 

Wilkison and ACSD1 appreciate the collective effort of local businesses. “It’s great to have these businesses team up with Townsquare Media to support our educators in Albany County with these supplies. These donations make a difference in the success of our students.”

Thank you to participating businesses for helping students achieve this year.

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