On October 3, Collier County teachers were surprised by Champions For Learning board members, volunteers and supporters as they received funds for their classroom grants.
During the course of the day, Champions For Learning awarded 104 grant checks that totaled $49,314 to 39 schools. The checks will provide teachers with the funds needed to implement creative and innovative learning experiences for students.
These classroom grants were requested by Collier County teachers through the online grant portal on Champions For Learning’s website. The community can go to the website and fund requests (up to $2,000). This online grant program began in 2003, to enable the community to support teachers.
Thanks to a charitable gift from Suncoast Credit Union, which supports the technology and capacity for the classroom grant portal, 100% of community contribution goes into supporting teacher grants.
The following provided significant contributions to fund specific teacher grants: Suncoast Credit Union, Florida License for Learning License Plate Fund, Lucie Jenny MacCarthy Music Fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County, and Perna-Rose Foundation for Hope.
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