Randolph Elementary

Memories for the Road

Memories of elementary school years are cherished pieces of our lives. Looking back at yearbooks bring memories that we want to keep forever. Randolph is a Title 1 school of about 475 students in the heart of Lincoln. We want to make sure that our 85+/- fifth graders are able to have a yearbook that will help them remember their final elementary year at Randolph. The actual cost of yearbooks this year is $12.95. With a free/reduced percentage above 60%, we know that many or most of these 5th graders will not be able to purchase a yearbook to remember the very peculiar year known as 2020-2021. Our fabulous PTA missed out on their major fundraisers last spring when schools were closed. With new covid restrictions currently in place, they continue to be unable to hold traditional fundraising events. We refuse to let covid take yearbook memories away from our graduating class of 5th graders. Won't you help us with this project by contributing a donation of any size to this campaign? Requesting $1,100 plus cost reimbursement.

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Eastridge Elementary

Eastridge Library Comics Plus Fund

Comics Plus is an expansive digital collection of comics and graphic novels. Students frequently request graphic novels such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Babysitters' Club, and Bad Guys and those books just fly off the shelf! They are so disappointed! There is often a weeks' long wait to borrow a popular title through SORA or Overdrive but this digital collection is available 24/7 with no wait time. Students may read a book for 7 days before returning it and they are available to multiple users.

This would be a wonderful way to encourage students to read and I think they would really like it. Students of all ages ask for different graphic novels and comics nearly every day and I would be so excited to be able to give them a chance to read them and to discover new titles, too.

Comics Plus has thousands of titles! It would also be something they could access through the library website at school and at home. The Comics Plus collection is leveled so that our elementary students would have access to a collection that is appropriate for their age and reading level and that is frequently updated to include new titles.

Your gifts to this campaign will build a fun and creative addition to the ebooks currently offered by our library.


25% Funded
Add B. Anderson School

We are Community: Playground Implementation

Add B. Anderson School students, teachers and administrators are working with neighbors and The Trust for Public Land to create a new, green, play space at the school. Planning and design are underway for the future of 1.4 acres, asphalt lot in West Philadelphia. When completed, Anderson’s 480 students will have a green, outdoor, quality space in which to exercise, grow and learn. The green schoolyard also will be open for residents to enjoy after school and on weekend; there are 9,500 people who live within a 10-minute walk of Anderson. Details are still to be finalized; yet, we know the schoolyard will include new play equipment, an outdoor classroom, gardens, seating, and special features to manage stormwater. We are grateful to the School District of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Water Department, and The Trust for Public Land for supplying much of the funding needed for the schoolyard renovations. This campaign is the final push to raise the rest of the funds to make this play space a reality.  Your contribution could help put us over the top! Please make a gift today, your donation will bring us one step closer to creating an innovative, public, green space for all of us to enjoy.

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