La Crosse public schools and community groups working with the schools raised $13,463 for education projects in 2017 through the LPEF Support-a-School crowdfunding program.
Donors supported a wide variety of projects, ranging from “Unity” T-shirts for students at Hamilton/SOTA I Elementary, to equipment to help Central High students build flag boxes for the families of deceased veterans, to support for the annual Black Youth Summit, as well as school fundraising efforts, such as the annual North Woods International School Read-a-Thon.
Almost $10,000 was donated online through the Support-a-School.org website, and another $2,662 was donated through cash or checks to support specific projects. LPEF also provided more than $1,000 in matching funds for three projects, the largest of which was for the Hintgen Urban Garden.
In all, 14 projects were hosted on the crowdfunding website in 2017, with the largest single project being the “See Me. Read Me.” campaign that netted more than $4,500 in online donations, cash and checks.
Support-A-School is an online donation platform – hosted by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation – open to use by public schools, Parent Teacher Organizations and individual staff members in the School District of La Crosse. Support-A-School provides educators with an alternative way to raise funds for important classroom projects through a low-cost, locally operated “crowdfunding” site. Proposed projects go through a quick and simple application process – with appropriate approvals by the School District of La Crosse.
Find more information, and connect to our easy online application form, at Support-a-School.org.