Bridging the Gap - Helping Students and Families

  • Bridging the Gap Logo
     
    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

  • Thank you for supporting the students, teachers and programs of the West Ada School District! 

    To make a donation online, click on the link below. All information submitted on this form is transmitted securely and kept private by the Education Foundation of the West Ada School District, a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to find supplemental funding for projects and programs in the West Ada School District. 

    Please call the Education Foundation at 208.350.5039, or e-mail us at westadafoundation@westada.org, if you have any questions. 

    * All online donations are charged a 3% credit card merchant processing fee that will be deducted from the donation. 

    *Please put the first and last name of the teacher.

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    Checks:

    Make check out to: Education Foundation of the West Ada School District

    1303 East Central Drive

    Meridian, ID 83642

    208.350.5039