FortuneBuilders team member Leah Dominicak’s is spearheading a backpack drive for the Lakeside Union School District with the support of FortuneBuilders and Equal Footing Foundation. We will be hosting a breakfast for the families at Lakeside Farms Elementary on August 25, 2012!
The community event will give backpacks and school supplies to hundreds of underprivileged children in the School District. Our goal is to give 600 backpacks filled with school supplies at the event and we need your help to get there.
Donate to the Backpack Drive Today!
If you’d like to support the backpack drive, we have set up a page at http://www.equalfootingfoundation.org/backpack-drive/. Donations of any amount, small or large, can easily be made through Paypal even if you don’t have a Paypal account. If you have actual backpacks or school supplies you’d like to donate please contact Leah at Leah@fortunebuilders.com or by phone at 406-396-3431
Supporting Children’s Education
In our community, 40% to 70% of students are living in “poverty” according to state standards and many students are on free or reduced lunches and breakfast. The students come to school with old hand-me-down backpacks with little or no supplies. In many cases, their underpaid teachers end up buying the supplies for them.
Providing these children with basic school supplies and backpacks can drastically improve their confidence and increase their sense of pride, which has a positive affect on their grades and overall ability to learn.
If you have any questions or would like to contribute to the backpack drive, please contact Leah at Leah@fortunebuilders.com or by phone at 406-396-3431