Thousands Receive School Supplies from Impact on Education
As soon as the spread of COVID-19 required schools to close, Impact on Education jumped into action. As the Foundation for Boulder Valley’s public schools, we created our Critical Needs Fund to support students and schools in a variety of ways during the unprecedented school closures. And in just under two weeks we have received over $70,000 from 400 generous supporters. This support has been overwhelming, and we are deeply moved by our community’s commitment to education and our students.
Because of these financial contributions we have:
Coordinated the acquisition and distribution of nutritious food for nearly 3,000 students and their families and have plans to serve up to 6,000 families next week
Worked with BVSD Community Liaisons during BVSD Spring Break to distribute gift cards and bags of food to over 500 of our most critically impacted families
Mobilized $130,000 in school supplies and books to support students’ at home learning
Partnered with BVSD make sure all students have access to the internet and can participate in remote learning
Our Critical Needs Fund remains flexible to meet the emerging needs of this crisis and we are prepared to fund tutoring and enrichment programs so students don’t fall behind.
Will you help us build the Critical Needs Fund so we can continue to help our students and families during this time of need? All gifts made now through the end of March will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000 thanks to generous gifts from Suzanne and Dave Hoover, joined by Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor.
Make your donation here
Please make your gift today and share your support with others to help us secure $200,000 for the Critical Needs Fund before the end of March.
Please click here to learn more about BVSD’s Home Learning Kickoff Plan
Please click here to learn more about BVSD’s Materials and Food Distribution Plan
Please click here to learn more about Emergency Food Distribution
Please click here to learn about the Boulder Valley School District’s response
Please click here to learn more about resources in Boulder County
Please click here to learn about the State of Colorado public health and action plan
Read reporting on BVSD and IoE efforts to support students
Read in Daily Camera: BVSD is showing that school is a community
Read in Brad Feld blog: Boulder Non-Profits to Support for Covid-19 Relief
Read in Daily Camera: BVSD, SVVSD launch remote learning with schools closed amid coronavirus
Read in Daily Camera: A note from the publisher to Daily Camera readers
Read in Broomfield Enterprise: Impact on Education announces $100,000 Critical Needs Fund Match
Read in Daily Camera: BVSD hands out about 1,450 bags of food amid coronavirus pandemic
View: Photos of BVSD Sees Increased Demand for Food While School is Out
Read in Daily Camera: BVSD, SVVSD provide updates on at-home learning plans