February 8, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation's Eleventh Annual Phone-A-Thon to raise funds to help struggling students improve their reading skills
The Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation will hold a Phone-A-Thon for the Foundation's 2013 reading campaign, February 25-28. During the four-day event, students from the district's high schools will call parents and community members asking for donations. By "Answering the Call," community members and parents will assist in the purchase of reading curriculum for struggling students in our district. The event also provides a fundraising opportunity for high school student groups.
Last year, parents and community members in the school district raised $29,000 for the reading campaign and completed a $100,000 commitment for the purchase of a core reading program. The Gresham Outlook, Key Bank –Troutdale, Gresham Sanitary, and Gresham Ford are sponsoring the event. Individuals donating $40 or more will receive a $20 gift certificate for service from Gresham Ford. Community members can visit the website www.gbefkids.org to make a pledge.
The Gresham-Barlow School District serves more than 11,000 students in grades K-12. The Gresham-Barlow Education Foundation was formed in 1994 to assist the schools of the district in providing the best possible educational opportunities for its students.