We may hold a not-for-profit status, but that doesn’t stop us from giving back to our community, teaching our students about philanthropy, and paying it forward.
Center School’s student council recently asked our school community to help collect socks and other much-needed items for the local organization For Love of Socks. The response was incredible: Five hundred forty-five pairs of socks were collected.
In addition, Center School has a school-wide student committee, Kids Help Fund, whose focus is on giving back to the community. Many years ago, Center School was given a generous contribution by a benefactor who wanted the students of Center School to learn about philanthropy. Part of this education is to teach students how to be compassionate for others and work together to make decisions that will help a group in need or a specific cause. Center School was one of only four schools selected!
This money was put into an account and is restricted in that it cannot be used for Center School but only for charities chosen by our students. The donations to the charities are made from the earnings of the contribution so that the fund can continue to grow and be preserved for future Center School students.
Through this fund, donations have been made to places such as St.Francis and St. Vincent Home for Children, Nor’Wester Therapy Dogs, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.
We give back to our community in many other ways. We have organized canned food drives, Toys for Tots, and other various causes such as breast cancer awareness month.
You can pay it forward to Center School and make a difference in the education of Center School students by donating to their annual fund, directing EITC/OSTC credits to the school, or attending one of our fundraising events posted on our website.
We look forward to sharing more news about our community support!