Education is empowering, and when it comes to CPR and First Aid, education can save lives. Thanks to a $998.00 grant from the South Central Community Foundation, the Macksville City Library was able to teach some very important skills and information to students at MGS & MHS.
SCCF is a regional foundation that manages charitable funds for seven counties in South-Central Kansas. Funds from the grant paid for 20 Macksville High School students to take an online course from the Red Cross which covered Adult, Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED, And, best of all: EVERY student passed the class! We appreciate teachers Newdigger, McAllister and Bright, who helped facilitate their students taking the course. And, we know the kids learned even MORE, thanks to the hands-on instruction supplemented by school nurse, Becky Filbert.
Funds from the grant were also used to purchase keychain CPR face shields and informational guide cards for all participants. These resources are available to anyone who drops by the library and requests one!
Some medically based children’s books were also purchased: Ambulances on the Move, and Paramedics to the Rescue, which were made available to elementary classes, like the first grade pictured here, and can be checked out at the library. We also purchased the titles: I Want to Be a Doctor, I Want to be a Veterinarian, and Marie Curie and the Power of Persistence, which will be available SOON!
We encourage everyone to learn about CPR and First Aid… You never know whose life you may save!
You can learn more about the South Central Community Foundation on their website in our Local Links section.