The Bobcat Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the Northeastern School District, recently awarded more than $20,000 for school requests, according to a news release.
Educational foundations are nonprofits that typically raise money and provide funding for items that fall outside of the school district’s budget – items the schools might not be able to get otherwise.
The Bobcat Foundation distributes money in the fall and in the spring. Individual donations are accepted, or there are various sponsorship and advertising opportunities for businesses. Learn more about the foundation here.
Here’s a list of the requests the foundation recently decided to fund, from the news release:
- 14 document cameras (interactive technology that replaces the overhead projector) for use at York Haven Elementary School, Orendorf Elementary School, and Shallow Brook Intermediate School
- GPS Mapping Technology for use at NHS (science/social studies)
- LCD projectors for York Haven Elementary School
- Two spin bikes for the new Northeastern High School Fitness Center
- Two pace clocks for use in the natatorium
- Funds to support the T.R.A.C.K.S. Positive Behavior Program at Northeastern High School
- One scantron for use at Northeastern High School
- Two drum stands for Spring Forge and Shallow Brook Intermediate Schools (band)
- Anti-bullying program at Mt. Wolf Elementary School
- Project: Stop the Summer Slide for York Haven Elementary students
- Book Provider – books for over the holiday break and the summer for students at Spring Forge Intermediate School
- Lighting fixtures for the stage at Northeastern High School (dramatics program)
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