The Group of Parents and Business People Who Gave FSD#145 Over 1 Million Dollars

Freeport, Illinois — They say it takes a whole village to raise a child. If that is true, the Freeport community is doing its part to ensure that our students in Freeport School District #145 receive a great education, according to a recent Freeport Community Public School Fund press release.

The Freeport Community Public School Fund (FCPSF) gives a heartfelt THANK YOU to its generous donors—individuals, corporations, service groups, and alumni—for allowing it to provide $54,074 worth of valuable equipment and non-consumable materials for the classrooms and libraries in Freeport’s public schools. Their allocation is the most recent of funds released for FSD schools.

Since 1983, FCPSF has purchased over one million dollars of vital teaching aids for which there is no other funding available, benefiting all students in Freeport public schools. (Note, their website says more than $943,000)

This year’s allocation meeting was held in mid November, and educators are now busy ordering needed items that they will be able to use this school year in grades K-12 and all subject areas.

Some examples of items granted to educators are: broadcasting software and camcorders for FHS, Dell projectors and document cameras that allow the whole class to view lessons and projects on a large screen, six microscopes for 7th grade science, several fiction and nonfiction books to enhance the reading program, ten new band instruments for the middle schools, books to teach English as a second language, sign language materials, math and reading skill-building resources, and heart monitor sensors for Physical Education classes.

The group was established in 1983 by concerned parents and business people in the community who realized that much of the equipment and materials in our public schools were obsolete, and the School District could not afford to buy these for the classrooms. The Fund operates independently from the School District and helps to purchase materials and equipment that are not funded through any other means.

FCPSF is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. They are grateful for all donations, large or small. Donations are tax-deductible and are welcome year-round.

As a community member, you can help to make a difference in the lives of our youth.

In this season of giving, why not consider a donation to FCPSF? Your gift will impact the education of our students today and help prepare them to face whatever their future holds.

To make a tax-deductible contribution, please visit www.fcpsf.org or send your donation to FCPSF, P.O. Box 778, Freeport, IL 61032. Jeanne Mordick and Carrie Helm FCPSF Allocation Co-Chairs FCPSF@fsd145.org

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