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#whyigive message from Laurie Peterson

#whyigive message from Laurie Peterson

From Laurie Peterson, Family Consumer Sciences, Walnut Middle School Co-chair

It’s all about the kids for me. The GIPS Foundation is all about providing better opportunities for our students. 100% of the donations collected go back to the kids.  Teachers do amazing things every day and sometimes they want to provide enrichment opportunities that can not be funded by the district. Kids benefit through teachers who apply for mini grants. I am one of those teachers. 2 years ago I received a mini grant and my students are still utilizing the equipment today! 

Our students need us today more than ever. The GIPS Foundation has stepped up to provide for the kids in need of assistance in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. When our students are in need the foundation steps in to help. It makes my heart feel good knowing that the dollars I give are providing essential items to these students who I like to call my kids!

If you have not yet, it is a quick and easy process.  

Here is the link to the online payroll deduction form

Here is the link to make a gift online

Or, you can mail your gift to GIPS Foundation, PO Box 4904, Grand Island, NE 68802

Many of you have already answered the call and we are so encouraged by your hope and our message of Better, Stronger, Together.

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