Foundation acknowledges community donations: $237K to support students, teachers, schools

  • Friday, October 6, 2017 1:30am
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Northshore School District School Board Director Smith, Director Cogan, Director Hayes, Northshore Schools Foundation President Katie Ruff, School Board President Amy Cast, Northshore Schools Foundation Director Carmin Dalziel, NSD School Board Director D’Angelo and Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid. Courtesy photo

As the school year begins, Northshore Schools Foundation Executive Director Carmin Dalziel addressed the Northshore School District School Board, detailing the level of grassroots support for our students and schools. In her annual presentation, Dalziel acknowledged the $237,000 of value received by Northshore students as a result of the Backpacks for Kids campaign, M.I.L.K. Money campaign and other fundraising efforts.

“We are delighted to be a conduit for community support for our students,” said Dalziel in a press release.

In the last three weeks more than 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies were delivered to students in need, while teachers benefited from extra school supplies. In addition, we saw the impact of a new “pay it forward market” that allows retiring teachers to donate quality classroom supplies to teachers. All together, these efforts culminated in $170,000 worth of donated supplies.

The additional $67,000 includes funds raised from the annual All In For Kids Event held in April, the M.I.L.K. Money spare change campaign held in May and various dine-out opportunities through the spring and summer.

“I think we are all a little amazed to see such a big number. For me, it’s a testament to the scope of impact that can be made when the community engages. Two hundred thirty-seven thousand dollars is the result of diverse giving across our district, like families who give $10 a month or donate a three-ring-binder, community members who donate their spare change in May, our dedicated 365 Club members, and local corporations that support the work we are doing,” Dalziel said. “It’s not us. It really is each of you in our community who makes this possible.”

Donations are put to work in the district supporting activities for our homeless students, promoting music in our schools, making connections between students and the community, supporting district-wide social-emotional learning programs, funding innovative classroom projects and providing 36 novice teachers with brand new classroom libraries.

The Northshore Schools Foundation is now kicking off it’s annual fall campaign. The fundraising efforts provide ongoing support to students and teachers in the district, while allowing us to launch new programs including Basic Need Aid, the Opportunity Fund and the “Beyond the Book” speaker series.

For more information, visit www.NorthshoreSchoolsFoundation.org.

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