A high school student desperately wanted to do color guard. However, her mom was going through some serious medical issues and she knew her mom couldn’t afford to pay for the fee or the color guard uniform. The student mentioned her desperation to her school counselor. The school counselor contacted the Student and Family Support
Services department and inquired about the S.O.S. fund. The S.O.S. fund was able to cover the cost of both the fee and the color guard uniform.
The student met new friends, felt a sense of belonging, gained confidence, and had something to distract her from what was going on at home. The student enjoyed color guard so much that she went on join winter guard in January.
A family of three who was just barely making ends meet took in their granddaughter. They had a senior in high school and were trying to make sure she had everything she needed. Unfortunately, due to the extra family member they couldn’t afford to do much. They really wanted their daughter to go to Grad Night. Grad Night is a popular high school event. It is a fun night that brings the school’s graduating seniors together for safe party filled with games and activities. This gives the parent’s piece of mind that their student has a fun safe way to celebrate their graduation.
The S.O.S fund was able to pay for her grad night ticket as well as a yearbook to remember her senior year!
A family of seven struggled to make end meets. However, they still wanted their students to be able to join in activities at school. Their elementary school twins had a camping field trip coming up that they were really excited about. The family was able to pay the field trip fee, but they could not pay for the items needed for the camping trip. The S.O.S fund was able to buy each student a sleeping bag, flashlight, and a travel pillow.
The students had what they needed and were able to go on the field trip just like all the other students.
John D. Rockefeller Jr.