Many of us have been completely amazed by the extent of the flood damage in Colorado. The loss of homes and personal property, not to mention lives, is truly beyond understanding.
Also severely impacted by the flooding were several of the public schools in the Boulder area. If you would like to make a contribution directly to the Boulder Public School System, you may do so online at http://impactoneducation.org.
However, if you would like to have a direct and personal connection to the school you are supporting, I recommend Foothill Elementary School (http://schools.bvsd.org/p12/foothill/Pages/default.aspx). More than half of the classrooms were severely flooded. Staff and parent volunteers have thrown out the waterlogged textbooks, paper, supplies, etc., and scrubbed off the mud and the silt. School is underway again, but since more than half of the students experienced similar flooding in their homes, things are a bit grim.
Checks made payable to Impact on Education/I Care and mailed directly to Foothill Elementary School will help replace classroom supplies, recess equipment, educational games, art projects, etc.
If you would like to send gift cards from retail stores such as Walmart, Target or CVS/pharmacy, the school principal will give these to parents whose children have lost all of their recently purchased school supplies. Similarly, gift cards for fast-food or family restaurants will be given to families who have been living on sandwiches and cereal because their kitchens were under water.
Send your contributions, with a cheerful message of hope, to Impact on Education/I Care; FBO Foothill Elementary School; Melissa Ribordy, Principal; 1001 Hawthorne Ave.; Boulder, CO 80304.
Let’s show Boulder Valley that Davis people care for them