The MCPASD Education Foundation officially kicked off its Bricks to Build a Strong Foundation campaign on Friday, Aug. 1.
The Foundation announced Saturday that it is now accepting credit card payments using Pay Pal. Scroll to the bottom of the story and use the pulldown box to decide which size brick you wish to purchase. Even if you pay by credit card, you will need to submit an order form.
More than 150 spaces out of the approximately 1,600 available were sold in the first week of the campaign. The spaces are available at near the front entrances of Glacier Creek and Kromrey middle schools, Education Foundation executive director Perry Hibner said.
Inscriped bricks are available in three sizes and cost $100, $200 or $400. Bricks will be available until Oct. 15 or when all are sold. The paving is expected to be completed no later than late November.
"This is a wonderful fundraising project for our Foundation, allowing individuals and businesses to show their support of students in our District in a very tangible way," Foundation Board Chair Courtney Ward-Reichard said. "The funds raised will be used to provide further inspiring experiences to kids throughout our schools."
Money raised will be used to continue to provide inspiring experiences for District students and staff, Hibner said. The Foundation has already raised nearly $140,000 for its endowment fund and handed out more than $12,000 in teacher grants since 2013. Another grant cycle will be held in the fall.
The bricks take up one, two or four spaces depending on the size, Hibner said. The Foundation has a Brick Campaign Counter on the District, Glacier Creek and Kromrey websites that will be updated a couple of times each week, he said.
An order form is available on the District website's Community Announcement page or by e-mailing Hibner. If you would like more information or have additional questions, please call Hibner at 608-829-9014.
Volunteers will be available to answer questions and take orders at Information Days at all 10 schools in mid-August. Sample bricks will also be available, Hibner said.
"We are very excited to offer this special opportunity,'' Hibner said. "We also think the timing is ideal, with both middle school projects going on.''
Please visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the organization.