Due to the COVID pandemic, the year 2020 proved to be a difficult one for many people, including many of the local non-profit organizations. Because of this, Prairie Spirit Schools Foundation (PSSF) decided to get a little creative when it came to fundraising – utilizing online resources instead of their usual in-person events. “We are doing our best in 2021 to continue finding new ways to raise funds for the Foundation’s programs and innovative learning initiatives that benefit and support the students and teachers in the Prairie Spirit School Division,” PSSF Executive Director Kari Dean said.
For those unfamiliar with the PSSF, they are a non-profit organization that is committed to and supports innovation by funding initiatives that further enhance, enrich and engage the learning experience of students in the Prairie Spirit School Division. Thanks to numerous community partnerships, as well as generous donations, PSSF is able to fund learning experiences beyond the standard curriculum that allows students to expand their learning in areas of their greatest interest, skills, passions and pursuits. Not only does the PSSF support students, but also educators and works to help encourage and further assist teachers and support teams so they have enhanced resources to successfully manage and help students achieve enriched learning experiences.
Last year, PSSF created an Online Silent Auction Group via their Facebook page where they now host online silent auction fundraisers, with all funds raised going towards supporting student learning initiatives. The newest online fundraiser is a “Games, Puzzles and Books” themed online auction which will run from March 23 to March 30. This will include new or next-to-new items. “This timeframe will allow those who are successful in their bids to collect and enjoy their items prior to the April break,” Dean explained.
Currently, donations are being accepted and any support provided will be highlighted and promoted throughout the auction, within all social media communications and in correspondence within the School Division. “We appreciate your consideration and ask that you let us know at your earliest convenience to ensure we can receive and/or collect your donated items(s) in a timely manner,” added Dean.
For more information, or to make a donation, contact Kari Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org.