This is my favorite time of year. The weather is warming, the days are longer and brighter, and Hope on the horizon as we see positive indicators regarding the pandemic and increased cultural awareness. Much work remains, but I feel optimistic.
One bright spot for EEF was the generosity of our Tucson community making our February Socks & Undies Drive a big success! Results are below and we are sincerely grateful.
Last month EEF was proud to sponsor the 7th Annual Black History Month Brain Bowl, an educational competition between 18 TUSD middle school teams who learn about Black/African American people who made a historical impact. Congratulations to the winning middle schools: Dodge, Alice Vail, and Naylor!
March is Women’s History Month when we celebrate the accomplishments and vital contributions of women in history. The majority of teachers are women and we all know how teachers and mothers made a difference in all of our lives. Why not take a minute to write a note of appreciation to the important women in your life?
As TUSD students return to campuses the week of March 22, we anticipate a surge of requests for basic needs and classroom supplies. High school sports have begun and EEF is receiving applications from students needing assistance with their Interscholastic fees. Classroom grant applications are coming in from teachers seeking financial assistance for their projects. These programs are just a couple of ways our annual Tax Credit Campaign helps students and teachers succeed. We are about $20,000 from reaching the goal for this campaign which ends April 15. Every gift adds up so please encourage friends and family to consider EEF for their charitable tax credit gift.
Your gifts give TUSD students hope and opportunity for a better future.
*Hope is passion for what is possible.*