The Educational Foundation offers an online Valentine’s Shop where supporters of the schools can choose any of three small gifts offered, type in a short note of appreciation, and indicate what teacher, staff or admin they’d like to name as the recipient.
During the fundraiser’s first year, organizers assembled over 500 gifts including a cookie package, fresh flower and bow, and a candy apple.
As you can imagine, the assembly, sorting and tagging of these perishable gifts is a big undertaking! Board members, friends, family, and even kiddos, came on board to get these gifts ready. The following day, it took a big crew to then distribute the gifts to each school, the board of education and bus compound.
The Educational Foundation is looking for volunteers who are available in 2+ hour shifts on February 12th. The assembly will take place between 1:00pm-7:00pm at Hometown Pizza’s Special Event center in LaGrange (next to their restaurant). Food and refreshments will be provided.