Story by Mederios Babb, MTN News
BUTTE, Mont. – On Tuesday, local food truck Sweet Petites Mini Donuts delivered school supplies to 9 different schools to help low-income families.
Sweet Petites Owner Aubree Carey said she saw the need of kids going to school with her daughter when it came to getting new supplies each year and wanted to give back.
That’s when the idea to host a school supply drive in exchange for mini donuts popped into her head. Sweet Petites held a drive earlier this month and on Tuesday, Carey and her two kids got to deliver the donations to the schools.
“That way no kid goes without something, because you know, I don’t think it feels good for them to start school knowing they don’t have what they need, you know?” said Carey. So hopefully this will kind of help kids give them that little extra boost going into school that they have what they need to succeed this year.”
Emerson Principal Brenda Miner said each year she sees kids come in who cannot afford to buy new supplies.
“The district will supply supplies, basics, but it always feels good for the kids to get something new, fun things, and all the extras the community does get for them makes them feel like they are appreciated and they are important as well. So we appreciate it a lot,” said Miner.
The Butte School District starts up classes on Wednesday.