This time last year, we danced the night away and raised record-setting funds to support Harrisonburg City Public Schools (HCPS). Little did we know 2020 would bring a very different end to the school year. Instead of remembering our night at the disco, we had to remember our wifi code. Instead of sending our kids to school, we had to find new ways to learn from home. Instead of classroom parties, we had to connect with teachers from a distance. Instead of our usual spring celebrations to wrap up another academic year, we turned our efforts toward staying home and donning our masks.
Through this pandemic, we have learned a lot about what is important. It gave us time to focus on what it means to learn and to value our connections with others. We forged new paths and discovered creative ways to support each other in a virtual world. We witnessed time and time again how our teachers not only educate, but how they truly care about the physical and mental wellbeing of our children. And now it’s time for Harrisonburg Education Foundation (HEF) to return the favor. HEF provides a connection between our community and our city public schools. We want to focus on raising up and supporting our HCPS students, staff, and educators by raising the necessary funds in this extraordinary time to fulfill dreams and provide opportunities for our students and educators which is needed now more than ever.
We launch our Aspire21nspire campaign; HEF’s spring appeal to raise $50,000 before this school year ends. We will focus on the ways we aspire to inspire our children and educators. With your donation, think of the potential we can infuse into our city public schools for 2021. With your donation, think of the appreciation we can show our tireless educators for their efforts this year. With your donation, think of the innovative work we can fund for when our children return to school. With your donation, think of the foundation we can provide to graduating seniors in their post-secondary education pursuits.
So what do you Aspire21nspire for the upcoming year? We know 2020-21 has been a difficult year for many of us in different ways, and we understand your contributions come from a deep desire to support our Harrisonburg City Public Schools. You are supporting what matters most—the future of our children! Your financial donation goes directly to support and uplift HCPS through classroom grants, teacher appreciation, student scholarships and more that inspires aspiration in every corner of our city schools. Become a part of a special effort to assure a bright future for learning in HCPS. And trust us, we will be the first to celebrate when we can all come together in person! We promise something extra special. But until then, what will you contribute to Aspire21nspire?
Can’t commit the funds now? Pledge your support below.
One Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Phone: 540-434-9916 HEF@harrisonburg.k12.va.us