Colstrip Quality of Life Corporation Hosts Bar-B-Que to Thank Corporate Sponsors of Breakfast Club
For the past decade, the Colstrip Public Schools and Colstrip Community Parks and Recreation District (CPRD) have partnered to provide a “Breakfast Club” for Colstrip students, K-5.
On Tuesday, May 14th, a Bar-B-que was held at Rye Park, Colstrip to thank corporate sponsors that support the organization, The Quality of Life Corporation, a 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit raises funds to support several activities. A primary project is the “Breakfast Club” which runs from 6:30 a.m. until school starts. Operated at the Isabel Bills Community Learning Center and staffed by Bonnie Booth students from K-5 can “drop in” for breakfast and engage in academic support activities. “It’s for morning latch-key kids,” said Rick Harbin, CPRD Director, founding member and current Board member.
“It helps the children of many shift workers here in Colstrip,” he stressed. “It’s important for them not to be at home alone.”
An average of 12-20 students come to the “Breakfast Club” each day, he explained and the staff salaries are supported by donations from corporate sponsors. If other people are interested in using the Breakfast Club, contact CPRD at 748-3226, Harbin urged.
Harbin said that the following current sponsors are critical to the project’s success: PPL; WECo; the City of Colstrip; 1st Interstate Bank, Colstrip Electric, Subway, State Farm Insurance and First Interstate Bancsystem Foundation. Other organizations have helped in the past Harbin noted saying that the organization always needs support.