A couple of check presentations were held Tuesday at the Joplin Schools administration building.
Bright Futures Joplin received a $1,000 donation from Beimdiek Insurance. It came from a Facebook voting contest held by Beimdiek and Bright Futures was one of four organizations chosen by fans to receive the money.
The Joplin Schools orchestra accepted a donation of $1,000 on behalf of a former Joplin family, the Lebedeff's.
Mr. Lebedeff worked as an orchestra teacher for several years at the Joplin High School. The funds will be used for sheet music for the orchestra.
"It allows students to pull out different parts of their personalities," says Kylee Vanhorn of Joplin Schools. "You can have a student who is shy and soft spoken, but you put a instrument in their hands and it is a whole new world for them."