Hello DATA Community!
DATA has a tradition for the last decade where we give out Thanksgiving meals to our families in need. We recognize that given the current realities around COVID-19, large gatherings, etc., that this is not as feasible. However, we also recognize that many families are in need and money can be very tight for people this year, so this year we would like to give grocery store gift cards to our families in need. Therefore, we are asking if you are capable this year, please donate to our fund (any amount helps) so we can get these gift cards to our families by next week (we ask that you donate by next Friday the 19th of November if possible).
Ms. Reeder, one of our chairs for the DATA Equity Council, has graciously offered to facilitate the convenient electronic transfer of money. 100% of the money you donate will go directly to buying gift cards for our needy families. DATA will also supplement as we are able.
Here is Ms. Reeder’s information where you can donate:
PAYPAL – firstname.lastname@example.org (that is a lowercase L in the beginning)
VENMO – @Kristin-Reeder-1
As well, you can donate cash, checks (made out to Digital Arts and Technology Academy or DATA), and gift cards to the school by dropping them off during our regular hours (8:30 – 3:30). Please do not donate food as we cannot facilitate the dispersal of those donations this year.
We will prioritize our families in need based on information available to the school, however, PLEASE email me (or Ms. Myhre or Ms. Reeder) if you are in need of a gift card and we will get you written down. We are aiming to give out 30 or more gift cards before Thanksgiving.
THANK YOU SO MUCH and take care!