MARCELINE, Mo., Oct. 4, 2022 — In celebration of the company’s 85th anniversary and their commitment to literacy, Walsworth is making $2,500 donations to schools and literacy programs near each of its six locations.
“Growing up in a printing family, it was a given that reading materials were always readily available. By giving back to our communities, we hope to provide the same opportunity to young readers in the area,” President Don Walsworth said. “As a company that prints numerous yearbooks, textbooks and other educational materials, the choice to support programs that will allow students to appreciate those materials was clear.”
The following schools and literacy program will each receive $2,500 in the month of October.
- Marceline R-V Schools, Marceline, Missouri
- Brookfield R-III School District, Brookfield, Missouri
- Ripon Area School District, Ripon, Wisconsin
- Benton Harbor Area Schools, Benton Harbor, Michigan
- Fulton 58 Public Schools, Fulton, Missouri
- Lead to Read KC, Kansas City area, Missouri
In further support of local teachers and students, each location held a school supply drive in August. Walsworth employees donated hundreds of supplies like notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, markers, glue sticks, pencil boxes, calculators and safety scissors, which were distributed to school districts near each facility.
Walsworth is a top-five book and magazine printer, a catalog printer, and the only family-owned printer of yearbooks. Started in 1937 by Don Walsworth, and celebrating its 85th anniversary in 2022, current leadership is under the second and third generations: Don O. Walsworth, CEO, and his son, Don Walsworth, president. The company operates from administrative offices and book printing and binding facilities in Marceline, Missouri; a prepress facility in Brookfield, Missouri; a sales and marketing office in Overland Park, Kansas; and magazine and catalog printing facilities in Saint Joseph, Michigan; Ripon, Wisconsin; and Fulton, Missouri. Additionally, Walsworth owns the Donning Company Publishers, a specialty book publisher.
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