(left to right) Doug Lago-Educare, Wade Abed, II-Educare, Kelly Sonnek-Jack Links, Brian Corbett-Educare, Patricia Lopez-Jack Links, Superintendent Sheri Allen, Mark Zenk-West High School, School Board Chair Ann Hendricks and Michael Shores-Prairie Winds Middle School
Jack Links donates $30,000 to Educare for Mankato Area Public Schools

Jack Links representatives Kelly Sonnek and Patricia Lopez presented a $30,000 donation to Educare for Mankato Area Public Schools on December 19.  The generous donation will be used to fund Makerspaces in Mankato Area Public Schools' elementaries.  Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community and education to enable design, prototype and creation of manufactured works.  They are spaces where students gather to create, invent and learn.  Three dimensional printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools are generally found in Makerspaces.