Somerset Elementary School Foundation (SESF) has worked tirelessly over the past 10 months to support numerous grants aimed to provide aid for families from our own school, as well as nearby schools in Montgomery County that have been deeply impacted by the pandemic. Since March, we have been able to:
- Provide $25,000 in direct assistance to Somerset families in need of food, medicine and supplies, as well as more than $10,000 to nearby schools’ food assistance programs.
- Award $2,500 in funds to support training for our teachers’ professional development in multi-sensory strategies for teaching fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
- Support academic intervention through private tutoring grants for Somerset students in need up to $7,500.
- Ensure all students have a safe place to learn through academic hubs, in partnership with Wonders and Bar-T, by providing more than $15,000 in grants.
But, our work is far from done. We realize this may be a difficult time to think about making financial contributions to organizations like SESF, but we hope you will consider supporting our current efforts. With so many people facing challenges due to the pandemic, we know that the need will only grow this winter and likely into spring. We hope to raise an additional $80,000 by June 2021, to continue supporting our community.
Thanks to your generosity, the Foundation has been able to impact the lives of more than 6,700 students over the last five years. This year, we feel our grantmaking is needed more than ever. So many children are falling behind and families need financial, emotional and educational supports. We hope you can help us provide ongoing assistance to these families to help alleviate some of their hardships.