Bridging the Gap - Helping Students and Families

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    The Education Foundation provides for unmet basic needs of students attending West Ada Schools.  We want to remove barriers so every child arrives at school every day happy, healthy, ready to learn.  We see our Bridging the Gap program helping make sure students are able to come to school healthy, happy and ready to learn,  eye glasses, shoes, school supplies and clothing to name a few.  
     
    Bridging the Gap
     
    A generous foundation in the West Ada area provided us with money to help with these basic needs.  This program can help students get everything from shoes, basic hygiene needs, bus passes, computers and more.
     
    Bus to Operation School Bell
     
    Every year we need to pay for 30-50 students to go to Operation School Bell the busing alone costs us about $4000.  We would appreciate donations to help fund this worthwhile event.
     
    Clothing
     
    We work with local companies like Umpqua Bank and Suwest Bank to obtain funds to get busses to take students to Operation School Bell yearly.  We also work with local non profits to find clothing for students in need.  
     
    Pay to Play Fees 
     
    The Foundation understands after school activities are often the "anchors that keep students in school".  The cost of some after school programs are difficult for low income students to afford.  We have two special funds that help students pay these fees: Ben Ung Scholarship and the Eagle Kiwanis Scholarship.
     
    The counselors, social workers and nurses in our district help us distribute these funds.
     

Donate Here

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    Donate to the Education Foundation of the West Ada School District.
     
    In the description area, designate your donation.
    There are great tax benefits to donating.
    If you are registering for an event (like the Retiree Continental Brunch) please put that in the description area.  
    Call 208.350.5039 with any questions. 
     
    Pick a classroom, school, donate to field trips, or donate to a program of your choice.
     
    We accept: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, Debit 
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    There is approximately a 3% credit fee.
    If you choose, you can send a check to:
    Education Foundation
    1303 East Central Drive Meridian, ID 83642