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Homeless students and families Urgent request


July 10, 2012

In the brief period of time originally given to raise donations from Rotary club members and the community to fund additional services for homeless Lake Stevens School District kids, the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens has raised $6,000 towards their goal of $10,000.

The club’s funding period has been extended again to August 2012 so that the club can work toward reaching the maximum goal of $10,000. Every dollar donated will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Rotary District 5050—bringing the total match to $20,000.

The Lake Stevens School District is doing their best to meet the needs of these homeless students and families that are receiving services from the McKinney Vento Federal Funds augmented by designated scholarship monies.

Do you know that the Lake Stevens School District had 93 homeless students being served by the district this past year?

The needs of our homeless students are far greater than the resources available to them. No matter how hard the district tries to stretch these dollars, federal funds are depleted every year and scholarships run out by the end of the school year.

But, you can help the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens and Rotary District 5050 with a tax-deductible donation that may be sent to the Lake Stevens Rotary Charitable Foundation at P.O. Box 908, Lake Stevens, Washington 98258 or drop it off at the Lake Stevens branch of Key Bank.

Homelessness harms families in lasting ways. Families are the fastest growing segment of homeless people in the United States. Every family and every student in our community should have a safe place to call home. Until they do, help by giving the club the chance to increase the amount of money for our homeless students that in turn can help these families.

Remember, you have until August 2012 to make a big impact on the quality of life for homeless students and their families.


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