Ruttger’s Reading Fund
Ruttger’s Reading Fund is a charitable outreach that raises money and donates to the reading programs at Crosby-Ironton and Aitkin elementary schools. Since its inception, more than $75,000 has been donated. In 2016, Ruttger’s raised $7,400 for the initiative.
Recently, Chris Ruttger presented checks for $3,700 to Rippleside Elementary School Principal Jesse Peterson and Cuyuna Range Elementary School Principal Kurt Becker.
The funds will be used to buy books and provide resources to help area students learn the joy of reading.
Donations are collected through:
- In-kind donations from business, individuals and civic groups
- Personal contributions
- As part of Ruttger’s events (portions of the proceeds for the Fall Fashion Show go to the Ruttger’s Reading Fund)