Water­ville school needs votes – vot­ing ends at noon to­day

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Heather Davis & The Shel­ter-fundrais­ing Com­mit­tee

Our Wal­dorf school in the East­ern Town­ships of Que­bec needs your help to win a com­pe­ti­tion or­ga­nized by AVIVA to ob­tain fund­ing of up to $150 000.

Our school, École des En­fants-de-la-Terre, does not cur­rently have an out­door shel­ter. This year, we hope to raise $50 000 through our usual fundrais­ing events, but this is not enough to build the large ex­te­rior shel­ter that we badly need for phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion classes since our classes are held out­doors what­ever the weather! As well, the shel­ter will be a place for Fri­day mar­kets, stu­dent plays, and chil­dren wait­ing for their ride home.

We have al­ready reached the semi-fi­nals! We are one of 37 re­main­ing projects (out of 500), but only ten projects will en­ter the fi­nals (and re­ceive a min­i­mum of $5000 each). This is why we are reach­ing out to the larger com­mu­nity. This is why we are reach­ing out to you.

If you are will­ing to help, please vote for our project to­day – the vot­ing ends at noon! To reg­is­ter on AVIVA’s web site, you only need to pro­vide an email ad­dress (or Face­book ac­count). Here is the link: https://www.avi­va­com­mu­ni­ty­fund.org/users/reg­is­tra­tion/reg­is­ter To find our project, fol­low this link: https://www.avi­va­com­mu­ni­ty­fund.org/ideas/acf14821

Our school is not a pri­vate school; our part­ner­ship with the school board has made our Wal­dorf School ex­tremely ac­ces­si­ble. How­ever, the par­ents sup­port a foun­da­tion that pays for all the build­ings and their main­te­nance. In fact, we had al­ready saved the money for the shel­ter, but had to spend it this year on ur­gent re­pairs to the build­ing that houses our youngest stu­dents.

Our Board of Direc­tors has been plan­ning the shel­ter for sev­eral years and now we need your help to make our new shel­ter a re­al­ity.

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