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April 13, 2015

First Annual Glendora Schools Week raises over $16,000 for Glendora Schools!

What do Colley Ford, Luca Bella, Sports Clips, Cold Stone and TNT Karate all have in common? These are just a few of the local businesses that participated in this year’s Glendora Schools Week. The first annual, community-wide event took place from March 7-14 and helped to raise $16,253 for our Glendora students.

The Glendora Education Foundation joined forces with a variety of local businesses, the local PTA, and eGood in a new effort to raise money for the Glendora District. The over 30 participating businesses generously gave a portion of their weekly sale proceeds back to our Glendora students. The week consisted of special promotions and events with participating businesses. Matt Visser, director of development for the foundation, said, “For being our first year, the 2015 Glendora Schools Week was a great success with bringing businesses, students, and the community together to support our Glendora schools.”

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Special promotions and events included: a weeklong scavenger hunt that took participants to various participating businesses and events; GHS Varsity Baseball players signed autographs at Frozen Ropes on March 9; The Colley Ford Test Drive, where Colley Ford donated $20 for each completed test drive on March 14; arts and crafts, story time, music, and fingerprinting fun at Barnes and Noble; Dinner entertainment at T. Phillips, Luca Bella, Frisella’s and Village Eatery throughout the week; the weeklong Artwalk at the Classic Coffee/Domenico’s Jr hallway displayed art from middle and high school students.

In an effort to encourage the entire district to participate, a friendly, district wide competition took place to see which schools could acquire the most RSVPs’. Although the competition was close between all the schools, it was Cullen that finished in first place and was awarded $800 and a pizza party. Sellers came in second place, and were awarded $500 and an ice cream party. Sutherland came in third, winning $200.

The Glendora Schools Week committee is “thrilled to have had over 30 businesses participate and 33 students complete their scavenger hunt” and guarantees that “next year’s event is going to be an even bigger success.” The Glendora Education Foundation would like to thank all the participating businesses, students, parents, and community members! We are already looking forward to next year’s event and we are thrilled continue this annual tradition!

The Glendora Education Foundation is a volunteer group of parents, businesses, and community members committed to providing vital financial support to enrich education in the Glendora Unified School District. Glendora Schools Week is made possible by the generous support of donors like you. To shop to support the Foundation, visit www.glendoraedfoudation.org/shop today!

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