When a local teacher asks for help, we never want to say no.
But without your support today, that’s just what we are going to have to do. Here’s why…
When the new school year started in August, we asked our community to make a donation to our Classroom Grants fund. These grants provide direct-to-teacher support for educational materials, field trips, and other experiences that help students learn and engage.
Thanks to friends like you, we had almost $50,000 available for Classroom Grants for teachers this school year!
But now the unexpected has happened. Due to overwhelming demand from local teachers, our entire Classroom Grants budget has already been spent…and we still have teachers who urgently need a grant.
You can help today by making a donation to fund a Classroom Grant, so that we don’t have turn away any teacher (and your gift will be doubled by matching funds to help twice as much!).
In retrospect, it shouldn’t be surprising that so many teachers have asked for help this year. Many students are still behind in school due to the pandemic. We knew that this year, teachers would need to find ways to make school more engaging and impactful than ever before.
That’s exactly why Classroom Grants are so important.
If you donate by March 31, your gift will help twice as much! Our generous friends at the Vadasz Family Foundation have graciously offered to double any gift you send in, up to $10,000, before midnight, March 31!
Your doubled gift today will mean that we won’t have to say “no” to any teachers due to a lack of funds. You will help a teacher to support and engage students in ways she or he knows they need – but that are not in the budget.
Thank you for helping to support local teachers and students. Your gift to provide a Classroom Grant will mean so much!