Their hard work and dedication put Pride Academy in the perfect position for an amazing opportunity that recently became available to us. About four weeks ago, we were contacted by KaBOOM, a non-profit organization that connects corporate sponsors with great schools and organizations who need playgrounds.
Since then, it’s been full-steam ahead! The whole community has rallied to complete the application, sign petitions, attend interviews, and raise the remaining $7,000 needed to earn the grant and get our playground built. Our coupon book fundraiser was a great success, bringing in over $2,000. To date, we are about $4,000 short of our goal.
This week, we will launch our next big fundraiser. We will be hosting a “FUN-A-THON”, where all Pride students will be challenged to get sponsors for either jumping rope, hula-hooping, or dribbling a basketball. Families and friends will be asked to pledge flat donations or donations per minute of “FUN”. The fundraiser will culminate with a community celebration called “An Indoor Playground for Our Outdoor Dream” on Saturday, March 10th. Our common room will be converted into an indoor park, where students will jump, hula-hoop, and dribble basketball to meet their pledge requirements. Our indoor park will have hot dog stands, Italian ices, and more for sale, with profits going to the playground fund.
We look forward to your support in order to make this a successful community celebration to help us raise the funds we need and create a fun event for the whole Pride Academy family.
By Ms Dumenigo