To the Editor,
On April 11, the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation took the afternoon to say thank you to its amazing donors.
This was the 10th annual tea and more than 120 people came to the event.
In 2012 our donors helped provide $480,000 to our local students through our many programs including scholarships, awards, bursaries, elementary music grants, student support fund, breakfast and snack programs and more.
The foundation is a charitable organization making students’ lives better through efficient programs that respond to their needs.
It partners with teachers and staff in the Nanaimo school district who can identify which students need the most support.
There is a need in our community for programs that support student success, for students who are living with the impact of poverty and those who are looking to make an impact in our community in the future.
The board believes strong kids make a strong community and it is because of the generous donors from Nanaimo and Ladysmith that NLSF is able to continue doing that year after year.
The foundation is confident its programs make a real impact in the lives of students, whether it’s introducing them to music at a young age to help them stay in school, ensuring they start the day with a healthy breakfast or providing running shoes so they can participate in sports at school.
A warm, heartfelt thank you to the donors who make a difference and help students reach for tomorrow.
Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation