Students make calls to fund school projects
Callers are seeking donations for Beaverton Education Foundation's 1 Campaign
High school students will take to the phones Monday to ask area residents to support the Beaverton Education Foundation's 1 Campaign to fund 100 projects across the Beaverton School District.
With generous donations from the community, the foundation has been able to fund 94 projects, funding programs in all 51 schools, benefiting 35,810 students so far this year. Students will be asking for support to fund the final six projects and projects beyond this academic year.
Twelve high school clubs, teams and service organizations from Beaverton's public high schools will volunteer their time as callers. The competition will be intense as groups compete for bragging rights at their schools and around the community. Calls take place Monday, April 30, through Wednesday, May 9. The call center space is being donated by the Beaverton Education Association, 20450 N.W. Amberwood Drive, Suite 125, Beaverton.
The foundation is an independent nonprofit organization that funds classroom, after-school and summer academic programs throughout the Beaverton School District. Founded in 1988, the Beaverton Education Foundation has awarded more than $2.2 million in grants to fund about 945 hands-on, innovative classroom, summer and after-school programs across the district that would not have happened without private philanthropy.
For more information on the BEF 1 Campaign, the BEF Spring Phone-a-thon, or to make a donation, contact the foundation office at 503-643-7453 or visit www.beavertonEDfoundation.org .