Gratitude to our community
The last few weeks have been unprecedented in many ways, and as a colleague recently shared, “This is not a sprint or even a 10k. We are preparing for a marathon.” While Impact on Education sprung into action as if this was a sprint, we are now realizing that this crisis will continue on not just for weeks, but likely for months. We know that students depend on their schools for much more than simply their education, and that’s why we immediately set up our Critical Needs Fund.
As of April 1st, we’ve raised over $250,000 for our Critical Needs Fund. This was made possible by our generous matching donors Dave and Suzanne Hoover, joined by Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor, and by the 500 individual and corporate donors who contributed.
Please take a moment to watch this video from our Superintendent, School Board, Executive Director and Board members, as we share our gratitude to those who have helped us:
Over the past three weeks, we have:
Provided over 2,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to elementary school families in need
Distributed thousands of bags of food to families filled with groceries that should allow them to prepare over 40,000 family meals
Purchased and distributed $15,000 in gift cards to ensure our most highly impacted families have the essential supplies they need
Acquired over $10,000 worth of age-appropriate books to be distributed to our low-income families
Helped ensure that students have access to the internet and to Chromebooks they can use for remote learning.
We are working in very close partnership with BVSD and have been so impressed by the hard work of their entire team. You can read Impact on Education’s public statement of admiration in our Executive Director’s letter to the editor published in Thursday’s Daily Camera.
We are committed to supporting all students in the BVSD community. Will you continue to support our work?
We invite you to learn more about our Critical Needs Fund. We welcome your help spreading the word to family, friends and neighbors about the important needs we are meeting during these challenging times.
We are grateful for the support of this amazing community! We truly are #AllTogetherBVSD
CURRENT NEED– FACE MASKS: BVSD is providing care to children of “Essential Employees.” We must help these teachers and children stay safe, so we’re asking for volunteers to donate face masks that we’ll distribute to students, teachers and other building personnel.
Donations may be dropped off at:
BVSD Ed Center: 6500 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder -Look for blue barrel at front door
LAST DAY OF DROP OFF COLLECTION: Friday, April 10, 2020 at 2 p.m.
If you are a group or individual with a donation of 20 masks or more, please email us to schedule a pick up time. Bulk collections will continue through April 17th.
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 Broomfield Enterprise: Broomfield Community Foundation awards first round of coronavirus-related grants
Read in Daily Camera: BVSD’s Impact on Education collecting cloth masks for emergency childcare centers
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: BVSD starts Chromebook distribution ahead of home learning during 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