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Posted November 18, 2015

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10 Reasons the APS/United Way Campaign matters at your schools

Don't forget to turn in your United Way forms to the APS Education Foundation Office.

10. In calendar year 2015, the Foundation placed $400,000 back into district classrooms and schools, much of it coming from contributions to the Foundation through the United Way.

9. Superintendent Raquel Reedy is a supporter!

8. The Foundation serves as a key supporter of the APS Community Clothing Bank, which served more than 4,500 students and has key monetary needs so students may receive new socks, shoes and underwear.

7. Three weeks ago, the Foundation delivered funding to classrooms that reached more than 20,000 of the district’s 87,000 students in Horizon and Achieve Awards.

6. The Foundation’s funding decisions are made during funding windows and grants are adjudicated by the Foundation’s Board of Directors – 23 community members from all walks of life, including two APS students.

5. You can designate to any 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, including the APS Education Foundation.

4. Those who designate $20 or more to the APS Foundation are eligible for a drawing that gets the winner two tickets anywhere Southwest Airlines flies, courtesy of Rio Grande Travel. Other prizes include two passes to Disneyland from Get Away Today, plus lots of other cool gifts.

3. The more district staff and parents participate in United Way, the more we establish ourselves as a key player in the community.

2. A year ago, Manzano High School, James Monroe Middle School and Helen Cordero led the district at their respective levels. Thanks!

1. The APS Education Foundation was ranked No. 7 in the country among K-12 education foundations. We couldn’t have done it without you.

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