COLUMBUS – As part of Columbus Big Give Week, the Columbus Public Schools Foundation is raising money for various projects at seven different schools.
This year’s project is entitled “Anchoring Learning”, and is looking to provide students around town with enhanced playgrounds and technology. The fundraising goal of the project is $10,800, which will be divided among the different projects, which include:
- Permanent soccer goals for Centennial Elementary that can stay up all year
- Interactive playground equipment for Emerson Elementary to benefit students and the community
- Purchasing a headset for the sound system at Lost Creek Elementary, which is used by P.E. instructors and for daily assemblies
- Projects for North Park and West Park Elementary for daily student education
- A large, portable projection screen for Columbus Middle School that can be used throughout the school
- Multi-Media displays for Columbus High Schools to make announcements and keep students and families informed of events and activities at Columbus Public Schools
CPS Foundation Executive Director Nicole Anderson says that the goal of these projects is to help the schools improve, so that in turn Columbus Public Schools can continue educating children for the future, and to have the community benefit as well.
“What’s important is, we need to make sure that we’re putting out good citizens for the future, and that’s what we’re developing,” Anderson said. “And then on top of it is, who else in the community could use this, it’s not just about 8-4 everyday, it’s seven days a week, 24 hours a day, who could benefit from this.”
As of now, according to the Columbus Big Give’s website, the Columbus Public Schools Foundation has raised $16,139, well over the original goal of $10,800. Donations can still be made for all of the organizations that are part of the Big Give through midnight on Friday, and you can visit https://www.columbusbiggive.org/ for more details.