Paso Robles, Calif. (April 25, 2017) – JUSTIN School Grants, a program of JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, today announced that $50,000 has been awarded to 43 classrooms in the North San Luis Obispo County area. The classroom projects that received funding range from robotics kits and art supplies to new physical education equipment. In total, JUSTIN School Grants will benefit nearly 4,000 students across 20 schools.
The JUSTIN School Grants program was launched earlier this year out of a desire to support the causes that matter most to our employees. JUSTIN employees have volunteered their time and contributed generously to schools and educational nonprofits over the years, and the JUSTIN School Grants program recognizes and expands upon these efforts.
“We are committed to giving back to the North County community and to the important causes identified by our employees,” said David Ricanati, President of JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery. “Education is critical to all of us, and we’re proud to support teachers in helping their students thrive.”
One recipient of a JUSTIN School Grant was a second-grade class at Cappy Culver Elementary in Paso Robles. The funds were used to purchase tangram puzzles and number tiles that help students practice math concepts. “Tangram has been a favorite and a constant rotation during math centers,” said teacher Jackie McCuistion. “The students are beyond thrilled every day to go to centers and the excitement I witness every day is priceless.”
To see the full list of classroom projects receiving funding, please visit www.donorschoose.org/justinschoolgrants.
JUSTIN School Grants is in addition to the JUSTIN Community Grants program, which began in 2013. Last year, JUSTIN Community Grants donated $100,000 to support North County nonprofits. To learn more about JUSTIN’s annual grant programs visit www.justinwinegrants.com.
About JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
Located in Paso Robles, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1981 and is known for crafting world class wines using Bordeaux grape varieties. Widely recognized for their iconic ISOSCELES Bordeaux blend, JUSTIN is also known for their Cabernet Sauvignon. The property at JUSTIN features a Tasting Room, luxury suite accommodations and a Restaurant – making it one of the only wineries on the Central Coast to offer all three options. In addition to its stellar hospitality offerings, JUSTIN consistently receives top honors around the world, establishing JUSTIN as a leader in luxury Bordeaux variety winemaking. In 2015, JUSTIN was named “American Winery of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. JUSTIN wines are available through discerning fine wine retailers and restaurants throughout the United States, or directly from the Winery via JUSTIN’s Tasting Room, online store or to members of the exclusive JUSTIN Wine Society wine club.
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