The Simi valley Education Foundation puts on many fundraisers to pay for their enhancement grants throughout the year. This year they invited me to be a part of their Jail and Bail fundraiser where they ask community members to raise money. The event is now over.
I teach at Royal High School in Simi Valley and I know the grant program really has an impact in our classrooms. I have written grants for test preparation flashcards and a class set of the book, The World That Trade Created.
I set my goal at $250 and then I started asking my readers to donate to the Simi Valley Education Foundation as a way of tipping me for this blog. I told them I would post a thank you on my blog. Many of my readers sent in donations and I went way over my goal. I let the education foundation know I will participate in their fundraiser next year.
I told candidates that if they donated, even a small amount, I would post a thank you with a link back to their campaign website. Oxnard City Council Member Bryan MacDonald and his wife donated a very generous amount to the education foundation. Bryan isn't up for election this year but he donated anyways.
You can read my interview with Bryan MacDonald when he first ran for city council and see if he has followed the priorities he campaigned on.
Thank you Bryan for helping to fund schools in this tough budget times.
To see the other community volunteers go to the Simi Valley Education Foundation Website. I am honored to be listed among such a great group of people.