A Piatt County school district's building trades program received a surprise donation in tens-of-thousands of dollars in value from a power tools supplier.
Ryan Woodham's young industrial tech program at Monticello High School needed a facelift in a makeshift space within the high school so he reached out to CPO Milwaukee to ask for a banner to hang to make their space look better. Instead, the company sent him almost $50,000 worth of new tools.
Woodham says they received everything from hacksaws, impact drivers and wrenches to lights with a stand, which is everything they could have hoped for.
Woodham says this donation will allow him to now focus on purchasing materials for their program and not having to worry about making sure their kids have the tools they need.
Woodham put up a post on Facebook and he says it was shared 30,000 times and he's gotten correspondence from people all over the country. He is very grateful to Milwaukee Tools for their donation and the impact it will have on their program.