Letter to the Editor: Alameda Education Foundation thanks March donors

Letter to the Editor: Alameda Education Foundation thanks March donors

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Thank you, Alameda! On March 21st, I made the Alameda Education Foundation’s final Adopt A Classroom presentation for the 2012-2013 school year. This school year, we made 131 presentations totaling $65,500. Funds were used to support a fifth grade science camp, to set up a new kindergarten class, to support a Zoomobile Animal Habitat assembly and to purchase instruments to help start a brand new music class, just to mention a few. Teachers tell us, “I think it is great to help out classrooms that are truly in need!” and “After 37 years of teaching middle school in a different district, I did not once experience such an unsolicited and freely given monetary gift.”

Adopt A Classroom is a program of the Alameda Education Foundation that enables members of the community to directly impact classroom learning by donating $500 to teachers in Alameda K-12 public education classrooms. One hundred percent of each $500 donation goes directly to the teacher.

I would like to thank our March donors: Doug and Gail DeHaan, the Alameda Kiwanis Club, Nancy and Rob Wonder, the Encinal community, and a generous anonymous donor.

Adopt A Classroom presentations are made September through March of each school year. Donations received after March will be made the following school year. More information may be found on the AEF website at http://www.alamedaeducation.org.

Sincerely,

Kathleen C. Woulfe
Adopt A Classroom Chair
Alameda Education Foundation