Save Our Schools “SOS”
Save Our Schools is an ongoing philanthropic initiative operated and managed by a local civic organization and a collaboration of community stakeholders for the purpose of providing emergency funds and resources to schools.
The fiscal challenge facing our nation is having a significant impact on North Carolina Schools. The impact we are experiencing in the marketplace has trickled down to a reduction in public services.
Our schools are now being forced to make dramatic changes in their budgets, which will result in deferred maintenance, a deficiency in teaching resources, and the loss of educators. In the end, we are hurting our children. While there are parents, individuals, and organizations who are working hard to support our schools, it is clear that there is a need for more.
Recently, an alliance of community leaders and socially responsible companies committed to launch a unified effort to “Save our Schools”. This effort will utilize entrepreneurial creativity and proven strategies to deliver emergency funds to our NC Schools.
Goals•Funding: To utilize creative strategies and assist NC Schools by raising funds that will help subsidize school budgets.
•Volunteers: To organize volunteers from the community to help schools and teachers accomplish their goals.
•Government: To communicate with the State and local government as to where we can direct funds and resources to best serve our NC Education System
•Educate: To provide every child the same opportunity to receive an education and graduate from North Carolina Schools.
This coalition has partnered with a banking institution and a non-profit to assure all monies are accounted for and properly distributed. 100% of all donations are distributed to schools and are tax deductible.
This coalition will begin this initiative with 3 components.
1)Save Our Schools Bucket- The “SOS” Bucket is a solicitation for donations and major gifts. A bank account has been established to receive and distribute all donations. Donations may be earmarked for a specific school. 100% of all monies donated are distributed to the schools and are tax deductible.
2)Save Our Schools FunCard- The “SOS” FunCard was derived by utilizing one of the most popular and familiar fundraising products, a recurring discount/incentive card. The SOS FunCard will be redeemable at thousands of locations on every visit for a 12 month period. 100% of all monies for FunCards are distributed to the schools and are tax deductible. www.adoptaschoolfuncard.com /
3)“Adopt a School”-”Adopt a School” programs are community initiatives that provide solutions to local schools and have a positive impact on the “whole” community. Resources provided include: Mentoring, Tutoring, Sports & Recreation, Leadership & Character Education, Food & clothing distribution, Internships, and Job placement. Adopt a School Initiatives are equipped to support ALL Students. Normally students are divided by two behaviors
or circumstances: 1) “At Risk” and, 2) “Leadership Ready” www.adoptaschool.us
There are opportunities for anyone to participate with the Save Our Schools campaign.
June 15 thru September 2010 business development, Partner and media recruitment
More information on “The Save our Schools Bucket” and “Adopt a School” can be found at www.generouscommunity.net and www.adoptaschool.us
We will continue to make updates to this project as we progress.
For more info:
Contact Bob Winstead