SUPPORT GLADSTONE SCHOOLS
New Giving Opportunities
Through the Covid19 Pandemic, many businesses and families are struggling. We have been working on new ways to help support the community. Please see information below about the Giving Chain. To donate now, follow the link below:
The Gladstone Education Foundation has initiated a program to directly benefit those suffering hardship in our community due to COVID-19. In simple terms, the relief effort will distribute meal certificates to individuals and families utilizing the Gladstone Food Pantry. This effort will not only benefit the recipients of the meal certificates, but also the local restaurants from which the certificates are being purchased.
The Food Pantry is currently producing 100-120 food packages each week for families in need, and the Gladstone School District around 7,000 meals per week for students. It is not enough as the current need in our community surpasses these efforts. In addition, there are approximately 15 restaurants in our community that remain open providing mostly take-out service, but their overall business is dramatically reduced. Most are barely hanging on. By purchasing gift certificates from these restaurants and providing them complimentary to individuals and families in need, The Giving Chain benefits our community by two-dollars with each dollar expended.
In addressing this acute need in our community, the Gladstone Education Foundation has authorized an immediate expenditure of $5,000 to initiate The Giving Chain program. It has also committed an additional expenditure of up to $5,000 as a matching fund; the Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar the first $5,000 donated from outside sources to The Giving Chain. The purpose is to help those in need by inspiring others to join in the spirit of The Giving Chain.
The Gladstone Education Foundation and the Food Pantry hope you would like to be a participant in this immediate effort to assist those most in need within our community. To assist you a giving portal has been created for The Giving Chain. You can access it by utilizing the following hyperlink: https://gladstonefoundation.ejoinme.org/donate.
It will take us all working together to make it through this pandemic and the many impacts on our lives, our community, and our local businesses. The Giving Chain is your opportunity to provide immediate assistance to those businesses and community members needing it most at this time.
2020 Event Cancellations
First, we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy through the Covid19 Pandemic. Due to unforeseen restrictions around large events, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Auction and Golf Tournaments. We are going to continue our mission of supporting our community and raising funds. Check back soon for more information about additional giving opportunities!
Growing Great People
The Gladstone community knows that Growing Great People means more than teaching reading, writing, and math. It means giving every child the opportunity to experience the arts, play a team sport, and join an after school club. Thanks to your support of the GEF, we can open the doors of possibility for every student.
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