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Worzalla Donates School Supplies to Portage County Schools

Worzalla Donates School Supplies to Portage County Schools

Worzalla associates support thousands of local students through United Way's Project Fresh Start

Stevens Point, Wisconsin (August 18, 2023) - Worzalla, an employee-owned book printing company, collected school supplies to contribute to Project Fresh Start, a United Way of Portage County program. Worzalla associates donated to the program to help provide free school supplies to over 3,000 fourth to twelfth-graders in Portage County who qualify for free and reduced lunch through their school district.

“The United Way of Portage County’s school supply drive gives organizations like Worzalla the opportunity to address current community needs,” said Brianne Petruzalek, Vice President of Human Resources at Worzalla. “With school supply expenses increasing this year, families will get the support they need through this year’s Project Fresh Start.”

Along with the school supplies collected and donated by Worzalla associates, Worzalla also purchased and donated 5,000 pencils and 20 backpacks to Project Fresh Start. Other donated items include pencils, notebooks, folders, markers, and more.

“Supporting programs that promote education and literacy on a local level is important for the development and success of the next generation,” said Jim Fetherston, President and CEO at Worzalla. “Much like having access to books, school supplies are crucial resources that play a role in preparing students to learn.”

Worzalla has a history of supporting literacy and learning in the community, such as supporting area schools, donating books and sponsoring related events. Worzalla prints many popular children’s books and is best known for being the domestic manufacturer of the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. More information is available at

About Worzalla

Worzalla is an employee-owned printing company headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Founded in 1892, Worzalla has 130 years of experience in creating high-quality custom products for its customers. Worzalla specializes in the production of cookbooks, children’s and lifestyle books, and is dedicated to exceeding expectations for quality, service, and delivery. From small to large publishers, Worzalla is the printer the industry turns to for manufacturing high profile projects and award-winning books. With numerous industry awards for safety and workplace culture, Worzalla is consistently ranked as one of the top places to work in central Wisconsin. For more information, visit

Media contact:

Erica Fetherston

10 to 1 Public Relations


Brianne Petruzalek


Vice President of Human Resources


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