As parents with children in our local school district, we are reaching out this holiday season because we believe that we share something especially important: a dedication to the education of our children in Somers.
This is why we volunteer for the Somers Education Foundation, and it is why we are proud to share the many accomplishments made possible by our supporters. If you have yet to support our Annual Giving Campaign this year, we hope you will consider donating by clicking here.
The Foundation was created over 25 years ago for the purpose of strengthening our school district in Somers. Over the past two decades SEF has provided over 1.5 million dollars in grants for innovative programs that enrich the educational experience of our students. This year we funded many important initiatives, including:
Shields for Our Heroes: A grant to purchase 3D printing equipment which was used to create face shields for frontline workers during the pandemic.
Infinity and Beyond: A grant to purchase computerized telescopes enabling students to make meaningful connections between the classroom and the world around them.
Best Buddies International: Funding to establish a local chapter dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Better, Stronger, Together: Custom printed face masks distributed to all faculty and staff within the district.
Scholarships: Each year the SEF awards $6,000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors.
While we are proud of the work that our donors have made possible, there is always more to be done, especially as the pandemic continues. By making a tax-deductible gift before year end you will help fund technology, innovation, and enriching education programs well into the new year when the need will be greater than ever.
If you have already given to the Foundation this year, we sincerely appreciate your support of this important work. If not, and if you are able to donate at this time, a contribution in any amount would be greatly appreciated. We are also in need of additional volunteers. If you are interested in joining our board please contact us, we would love to hear from you!
Thank you for your support. We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday and good health in 2021!
All the best,
Somers Education Foundation
P.S. Does your company match employee charitable contributions? If so, your gift could double. Please ask your HR department.
For more information about SEF please visit our website at sefny.org.
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