The Adopt-A-Classroom project from the District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF) connects businesses and individuals to specific classrooms to help provide needed supplies that teachers and families usually have to purchase. Businesses or individuals can “adopt” a classroom by making a tax-deductable $250 contribution for the needed supplies.
Parents and teachers spend hundreds of dollars to provide basic supplies for classroom use. From the ordinary, like permanent markers, pencils and notebooks to the more unique like sheet music, science kits, dry ice and mice for snake food; our teachers and parents of students spend their own money to provide a quality educational experience.
While some classroom teachers or families can afford these expenditures, many cannot. LEAF wants to help all students have the advantage of a quality classroom experience.
Businesses or individuals can choose to adopt a specific classroom at a specific school, or make a $250 donation to LEAF and allow LEAF to choose a classroom. LEAF will then inform the donor of the classroom they have adopted. The business or individual donor will receive a Certificate of Adoption that identifies the classroom they have adopted.
Thanks to our donors, nearly $14,000 was contributed and 56 classrooms were provided with financial assistance to purchase needed supplies at the time of this printing.
2012 Adopt-A-Classroom Contributors: AMG Promotions; Don & Diane Falreo; Brenny Transportation, Inc; Bruce Mohs; Century Link, Charles & Jane Dooley, Colleen & Bruce Hentges, Dave & Sonja Strutz, Dwayne & Cindy Dockendorf; Gary & Barb Strandemo; GNP Company; Heartland Glass Co, Inc; Heartland Title, LLC; Jason & Debbie Erickson; Jay & Kris Portz; Jeff & Linda Skumautz; Joan Hicks; John Pederson/Amcon Block; Johnson, Carriar, Kruchten, Anderson & Associates; Katherine Kustritz; Macy’s Matching Gift Program; Michael & Janet Reagan; Mike & Jana Lafountaine; Miller Auto & Marine; Northway Dental Associates; Pat & Cathy Mullen; Pearl & Daryn Lehnen; Peter’s Body Shop; Rasmussen College; Richard & Marianne Arnzen; Robert Gardetto DDS -Westview Dentistry; Sandy Neutzling-Jennings Insurance; St. Cloud Area Association of Realtors; St. Cloud Lions; St. Cloud Morning Optimists; Steve & Brenda Joul; United Way of Central MN; Vern & Mary Ann Leitch; Wells Fargo Bank
Thanks to the donors who made our first annual Adopt-A-Classroom drive a success. Nearly $11,500 was contributed and 46 classrooms were provided with financial assistance to purchase needed supplies.
2011 Adopt-A-Classroom Contributors: St. Cloud Lions, St. Cloud Morning Optimists, Sandy Neutzling - Jennings Insurance, Rice Building Systems, Inc., Peters Body Shop, Heartland Title, LLC, Westview Dentistry/Robert Gardetto DDS, Colleen & Bruce Hentges, Erik Genrich - Century Link, Johnson, Carriar, Kruchten, Anderson & Assoc., Families of Profesora Kristina’s class, Daniel & Amy Weaver, Great River Federal Credit Union, United Way of Central Minnesota, Vernon & Mary Ann Leitch, Donna Roering, Charles & Jane Dooley, Hydrostat, Inc., Richard & Marianne Arnzen, Macy’s Matching Gift Program, Dave & Sonja Strutz, Miller Auto Plaza, SCSU Faculty Wives & Women Assoc, Don Farleo Advertising & Design Company, Jay & Kristin Portz, Mike & Janet Reagan, Anonymous , Heartland Glass Co, Inc., Yapel Orthodontics, Steve Joul, Bruce Mohs, Amcon Block and Precast, Inc., Marilyn Savage