Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More than $5,000 Raised So Far for School Supplies

Donate to the Emergency School Supplies Fund
On Tuesday, Feb. 15, the San Diego Unified Emergency School Supply Fund was approved by the Board of Education. This fund is being administered by the San Diego Foundation under their 501(c)(3) IRS classification and gives parents, employees, community members and businesses the opportunity to support our schools.
The San Diego Unified Emergency School Supplies Fund accepts tax deductible donations of any amount, with a goal to raise $1 million by Oct. 31, 2011. This would provide an additional $8.50 per student for every school's supply budget, monies that can be used for paper, pencils, crayons, art supplies and other materials used for instruction. Awards to school sites will be based on student enrollment numbers calculated in October 2011.

To date, $5,461 has been collected for the fund and the district sincerely appreciates the generosity of the donors. Contributions can be made by check or online. To learn how you can make a donation today, go to www.sandi.net/emergencyschoolsupplies.

For more information, contact Aly Evans at (619) 725-5582 or aevans2@sandi.net.