Reflecting on this past year the EEF is extremely grateful for the generous support of our local community. With your support the EEF was able to give $150,000 to our local EastLake schools for the 2012-2013 school year. We appreciate every single donation, every volunteer hour. It all fulfills our goal of raising the most funds possible for technology programs at our EastLake schools.
Today is the big day of starting those New Year’s Resolutions. This year, what if you made the selfless decision to donate to the charity of your choice? As little as $10 per month makes a substantial impact and greatly benefits our schools by funding technology. When today’s children begin to enter college or the professional world they are expected to be exceedingly proficient in all aspects of the technological tools they will use. Introducing children to the tools they need to develop these skills starts in the classroom as early as kindergarten. Technology enhances the teacher’s ability to teach the students. Educators are able to reach new heights of curriculum when they have more tools at hand. Children with different learning styles are able to have a better understanding of what they are learning. Technology enhances the relationship between student and teacher, as well as the student’s caretakers, by offering multiple outlets for communication.
This year, please consider including the EEF in your 2014 resolutions. Please donate just $10 per month to the EastLake Educational Foundation. If only 100 people gave $10 per month for the entire year we would have $12,000. That is a significant donation for the EEF, it is a potentially life changing amount for a child you may personally know. Your donation to the EEF would mean a brand new computer lab, 70 refurbished computers, Robotics supplies and competition for local kids, laptops for a special needs classroom, an online reading program for local children, new cameras and equipment for a photography department, a sound system for the high school band or tools to create presentations for school projects. The options are endless.
Just by reading this you are already taking the first step! There are many more ways to give. Choose what’s best for you. Visit www.eefkids.org to explore all of your options.
From all of us at The EastLake Educational Foundation, we wish you a very happy and healthy New Year. We look forward to working with you in 2014 and continuing to make a difference in the lives of children right here in our community.
EastLake Educational Foundation