We Raised Over $83,000 in the 2015-2016 School Year!
Thanks to the generosity of so many people and businesses, the 2015-2016 school year was the most successful year for the Colonial Fund so far!
On Sunday, April 10th, we held our 9th Annual Road Scholars Race to benefit the Shrewsbury Public Schools Colonial Fund. From the proceeds of the race, we were able to raise over $6,500 for the Colonial Fund, while providing a fun family event for Shrewsbury and other neighboring towns. The event included activities for the kids while the 5k event was in progress, and exercise and stretching tips, offered by local area health and wellness businesses.
Late last fall, our Innovation Partner, Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union gave us $5,000 and challenged us to raise an additional $5000, which they would match. Within a month we met the challenge and Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union gave $10,000 to the Colonial Fund.
Just before Thanksgiving, we held our First Annual Farmer's Market where local farmers and artisans sold their goods and handcrafted items. Early holiday shoppers were excited to support locally grown and locally crafted items, so we had a very successful event, raising over $1,600 for the Colonial Fund. We hope to run this event again in November 2016.
From October 2015 to the present, we have received over $15,000 in private donations, including donations made in response to the challenge from Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union. In addition, we received a very generous, anonymous donation of $50,000, in honor of a local family.
In total, we earned more than $83,000 for the Colonial Fund during the 2015-2016 school year.
Please refer to our Funded Projects link on the left to see how the money raised last year will be spent to support our schools.
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