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Donation of supplies is Making A Difference at Oshkosh school

Donated school supplies are displayed at Merrill Elementary School in Oshkosh Sept. 8, 2017. (WLUK image)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- Making A Difference for school children in Oshkosh: The Meemic Foundation, created by the education-centered Meemic Insurance Company, dropped off $6,500 worth of school supplies to Merrill Elementary and Merrill Middle Schools Friday afternoon.

The owner of one insurance company said those schools have a higher student-teacher ratio, and he's hoping the gifts will ease some of the burden.

Students from both schools were called to assemble in the gymnasium to accept the donations of pens, pencils, notebooks and other school essentials.

The Meemic Agency, owned by the AAA auto group, insures educators. Those who took part in the presentation said they wanted to give back to the teachers they serve.

"They're working really hard here with a lot of kids," said John Zuleger of Zuleger Insurance Agency. "There are some other ratios with regard to disabilities and incomes and we just felt that in our needy school program, this school here in Oshkosh really was the kind of school we wanted to help."

The Meemic Foundation also made a donation last week to Howe Elementary in Green Bay, where one teacher told us she typically spends $1,500 each year -- out of pocket -- to help stock supplies in her classroom.

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