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The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation announces the official kickoff of the Adopt-A-Classroom Project for the fall of 2023.  LEAF’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-deductible $250 contribution for the needed classroom supplies. (You can, of course, adopt more than one classroom)!

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 from those classrooms that apply for help.  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 2022 the St. Cloud Community adopted  173 classrooms with contributions totaling $43,231. 

This is LEAF’s eighth year of the Adopt a Classroom project, which has dispersed $122,600 to 490 classrooms in the previous seven years. 

Please click the donate button below to Adopt-A-Classroom.

The teachers of District 742 have moved by this outpouring of community support and continue to express their thanks. Read some of their comments and testimonials here.

2022 Adopt-A-Classroom Donors

  • Dan Anderson State Farm Insurance Agency

  • Anonymous

  • Susanne Barkalow

  • Benson Funeral Home

  • Bernick’s

  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church

  • Ginny & Jim Bisek

  • Ken & Nancy Brennan

  • Brenny Transportation

  • Maggie Brossoit

  • Peggy Carlson & Chuck Nielsen

  • Barclay & Janet Carriar

  • Central MN Noon Optimist Club

  • Parents of Chinese Immersion

  • CMCF Team Members

  • Mary Croat

  • Jane & Steven Daffinrud

  • Dental Specialists of Minnesota

  • Dwayne & Cindy Dockendorf

  • Tom Ehlinger, American Family Insurance Agency

  • Bob & Elizabeth Feigh

  • Jill Fox

  • Dr. Robert Gardetto

  • Mark & Mary Geller

  • Courtney Gordon

  • Art & Barb Grachek

  • Grede LLC

  • Carol Hamilton

  • Sigrid and John Hedman-Dennis

  • Sandra Henley

  • Mike & Dana Hoffmann

  • Carol & Steve Howe-Veenstra

  • Denny & Joyce Hummel

  • Steve & Brenda Joul

  • Jennings Insurance Agency

  • Sharon Jensen Family

  • Jive Media

  • Curtis & Lori Johnson

  • Kiwanis Club

  • Jim & Janet Knoblach

  • Tammy & Brad Kothman

  • Dorrie & Scott Larison

  • Ann Gustafson Larson

  • LEAF

  • Mary Ann & Vernon Leitch

  • Craig & Heidi Lietha

  • Jeff McCallum

  • MCI Carpet One

  • Melanie & Steve Minkler

  • Bruce Mohs

  • North Central Bus

  • North Risk Partners

  • Nancy & Don Oestreich

  • James O’Neil

  • Peters Body Shop, Inc

  • Laura & Jeff Pfannenstein

  • Phi Delta Kappa

  • Todd Pieper and Heather Pieper-Olson

  • Mike & Janet Reagan

  • Virginia Riser

  • Jackie Saxton

  • Christina Schulz

  • Schlenner Wenner

  • William & Lynn Schnettler

  • Jeff & Linda Skumautz

  • St. Cloud Eagles Club #622

  • St. Cloud Golden Gloves

  • St. Cloud Lions Club

  • St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club

  • Stearns County Emerging Leaders Group

  • Charlotte Stephens

  • Mary Sunderman

  • Ted Takala & Teresa Ries

  • Top Notch Builders & Remodelers

  • Dianne Tuff & Murdoch Johnson

  • Joan & Steve Vincent

  • Connie & Jerry Von Korff

  • Linda Waring

  • Scott Wilcox