Volunteers will be calling local homes starting next week as part of the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation's efforts to raise at least $2 million this 2016-17 academic year.
The nonprofit organization has been working in support of the La Cañada Unified School District for more nearly 40 years and has seen funds it's raised go toward retaining teaching positions and smaller class sizes in grades K-6 and in ninth grade English and math, among other achievements.
"Foundation funds also provide for 7/8 electives and after-school writing and math tutoring; districtwide technology upgrades, improvements, equipment and teacher training; high school college and guidance counselors; as well as its longstanding weekly elementary school art, drama and music program," according to a press release issued Monday by Executive Director Marilyn Yang.
Families with children in the LCUSD are asked to donate $2,500 annually; donations from businesses or community members without children in the school system are always welcome.
The education foundation will post donor appreciation signs in the frontyards of donors who have contributed at total of $500 throughout the school year to the organization. Distribution of those signs is set for late May.
For more information about the educational foundation, visit http://www.lcfef.org.