Student Emergency funding is invaluable and assists families directly, whether it be for purchasing grocery, or gas cards, back to school supplies, or covering the registration costs for children’s recreational activities, not to mention other unanticipated expenses. The Learning Foundation is quick to respond to requests and their flexibility in meeting the diverse needs of students and their families is greatly valued.

A Head Secretary at a High School shared that she has “watched kid’s faces change from defeat to happiness. After receiving funding for a new winter coat, eyeglasses, or new running shoes for gym, they are now feeling that they finally fit in! During the pandemic, I have taken phone calls from parents (one in tears) stating they didn’t know what they were going to do for food…and after receiving food cards they were so thankful! I have also watched students who were able to go on a school trip because of The Learning Foundation support, once again, showing gratitude to be part of something and fitting in.”

An Elementary Principal shared, “With Student Emergency funding we can provide supports that are often significant game changers in the lives of our students and their families. Without this support, some families struggle to make ends meet and are forced to make difficult decisions between groceries, heat, hydro, gas money, or student clothing and shoes. The funding accessed is a much needed blessing during these challenging times, and many parents have expressed a tremendous sense of relief for receiving much-needed support.“

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Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the 23rd at Oak Hills!

Maribeth deSnoo
Executive Director

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