Care Packages Encourage Students!

Leaving home to attend college can be an overwhelming experience for many students, especially first year students or first generation college students in the case of many WAEF scholarship recipients. Leaving their families, academic expectations, first time independence and finals are many factors that cause stress for students, and unfortunately this can lead to a high first-year drop-out rate.

With the help of many devoted volunteers, care packages were sent to over 200 WAEF students in the fall of 2016 (Welcome to college!) and the spring of 2017 (Good luck on finals!). These packages act as encouragement and support to the many students facing the challenges of college life and serve as a reminder that there are supported and believed in!

Thank you to the volunteers who sent care packages in the 2016-2017 school year:

  • Borton & Sons
  • Cashmere Valley Bank
  • Chelan Fresh
  • Chris Bellamy
  • CoBank
  • Domex Superfresh Growers
  • Jim McFerson
  • Gilbert Orchards
  • H.R. Spinner
  • Legacy Fruit
  • Leslie Judd
  • Lisa Plath
  • Megan Kovanen
  • Moss Adams
  • Pat Bossen, La Verne Bergstrom, Gail Foreman, Buell Hawkins and Pat Sax
  • Rabo AgriFinance
  • Rice Family
  • Ruth Velasquez-Ortiz
  • Susan Heinicke
  • Vicki Peebles & Jennifer Witherbee
  • Washington State Tree Fruit Association
  • Washington Trust Bank
  • Wells Fargo