LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Box Lunch was a huge success

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  • Jun 6, 2015 at 10:00AM

Editor,

On Wednesday, May 20, over 370 delicious box lunches were prepared, assembled and delivered to hungry community members who ordered lunch and donated $10 in support of our programs at Readiness To Learn Foundation.

The Readiness To Learn Foundation is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with schools, communities and families to help children reach their potential regardless of their circumstances. All proceeds from the Box Lunch fundraiser will support foundation programs:

Family Support Services help families during difficult times with resources tailored to meet specific individualized needs.

After School Programming helps kids stay caught up with school work, gain mentorship, and build social skills.

Families In Transition provides support for homeless students and their families with the goal of keeping students in school throughout the duration of homelessness.

The Family Resource Center is a gathering place for families and the community with a parent lending library, amenities such as grooming and school supplies for families in need, and ongoing parent groups and classes.

Applause and a big thank you to Joanie Smith and the Eagles Club where the turkeys and roast beef were cooked and volunteers along with Readiness To Learn board members and staff prepared the lunch wraps and assembled the orders. Thanks to the volunteer delivery drivers for making ‘almost’ all of the deliveries on time. Thank you to businesses who donated money and supplies to help make our Box Lunch fundraiser possible, and the biggest thank you to the community that supports us with their generous participation and financial donations. We salute you all.

It’s a wrap, see you next time!

GAIL LAVASSAR,

executive director Readiness To Learn Foundation