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August 9, 2015

LEAF announces the official kickoff of the Adopt a Classroom Project for the fall of 2015. The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation’s goal is to connect businesses, individuals and groups to specific classrooms to help provide needed supplies that the District is unable to fund. Supporters can “adopt” a classroom (Early Education, Elementary, Junior High or Senior High) by making a tax-deductable $250 contribution for the needed classroom supplies.

Currently, teachers often spend hundreds of dollars to provide basic supplies for classroom use.  From basics such as permanent markers, pencils, notebooks and clean clothes for elementary children, to the more specialized items like sheet music, science kits, dry ice and mice for snake food; our teachers spend their own money to help insure a quality educational experience.  

Businesses, individuals, grand-parents or groups can choose to adopt a specific classroom at a specific school, or make a $250 donation to LEAF and allow LEAF to choose a classroom randomly.  LEAF will then inform the donor of the classroom they have adopted.  The business or individual donor will receive a Certificate of Adoption that identifies the classroom they have adopted.  100% of all proceeds will go directly to the participating classrooms!  In 2014, the St. Cloud Community adopted 73 classrooms with contributions totally $18,250.  Please help us exceed that show of support for education in District 742 this year!

This is LEAF’s fifth year of the Adopt a Classroom project, which has dispersed $59,750 to 239 classrooms in the previous four years.   

The Adopt a Classroom Form can be downloaded or contributions given online.  Checks can be made out to LEAF and sent to:  LEAF, P.O. Box 1132, St. Cloud, MN 56302.  

About LEAF
The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF) was founded in 1993 as a fully independent, non-profit organization for the purpose of promoting and enhancing school-based, extra-curricular activities and educational opportunities in District 742 Public Schools. LEAF’s endowment fund provides supplemental funding for academic, activities, arts and athletic programming in the district’s schools. Since 1996 LEAF has been able to contribute over $1.1 million in support of programming in District 742.