Many children rely on school cafeterias for their most nutritious meal of the day. In some cases, this may be the only meal a child receives. Each Friday afternoon during the school year, kids are discreetly and confidently provided a food filled backpack to ensure they have something to eat during the weekend.
Backpack food programs have been shown to increase attendance, decrease behavior problems, improve concentration, and improves student academic achievement. Please join this small community effort to bring the backpack program to Wiscasset school children.
In the Spring of 2014 we provided 44 Wiscasset school children with weekend backpacks of food, up from our original 40 children in 2013. During the Fall of 2014 we provided 56 weekend backpacks to area school children and beginning in 2015 80 children will receive backpacks, 20 of them from the Head Start Program at the Primary School. To continue to serve this number of students we need to raise $18,000 yearly through fundraising efforts, child sponsorships, grant writing, and generous donations from individuals and businesses.
Our Soup Supper/Dessert Auction raised $1200
Here’s a few scenes from this memorable night –
We offer various individual choices for sponsoring a child: $25 will sponsor a child for one month; $112.50 for half a school year; $225 for a school year; and in addition, we’ve added a business sponsorship level for $250 which includes your business name on all of our marketing materials and press releases. To learn more about our sponsorship levels, read and print our Brochure.
We are proud to announce two recent donations: a $1,000 grant from Bank of Maine, and a $1,000 donation from Wiscasset Female Charitable Society.
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We are always looking for new faces to help us meet our fundraising goals each school year, as well as fresh ideas, thoughts, and comments!
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