Thanks Sherwood for your Calling For Kids response
Thanks to the generosity of our community, the Sherwood Education Foundation completed another annual Calling for Kids fundraising campaign this past month. We do not have a total yet since donations are still coming in, but we are grateful for the opportunity to serve the Sherwood School District.
For the first time, we relied primary on school kids from the middle and high school to do the calling. They did a great job, nervous at first, but by the 3rd call they sounded like pros. We went to the leadership classes and the merit scholarship groups and the response we received was overwhelming. These kids are looking for opportunities to serve their community, and we were able to provide a means for them to give back to their teachers. The money raised goes to fund teacher grants for new equipment, materials and innovative teaching programs. The ultimate beneficiaries are the kids themselves and through them all of us in Sherwood. It was a win-win-win situation for us and is a real game changer for the foundation. We look forward to continuing this model next year.
Over the years, SEF has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Sherwood schools, making possible art education in our elementary and middle schools, classroom technology, vocational training, and innovative teaching ideas that enrich our children’s education at all grade levels. Many a Sherwood teacher will tell you of the inestimable value of having funds available for not only pursuing new teaching ideas but covering classroom basics in an era of tight school budgets.
We are deeply grateful for the kids who called, the parents who drove and picked them up, and the teachers who supported us and their students in this effort. Thank you to those who have donated, your support helps to build the kind of schools we can all be proud of. Sherwood is a great place to have a family and send your kids to school, we are proud to serve this community.
If you missed our call, or didn’t get called, and would like to donate, visit our website at sherwoodeducationfoundation.org and click on our Donate button. We’d love to hear from you anytime.