-Local business takes part in program that will benefit students and teachers
During its twenty year history the Dearborn Education Foundation has provided $1.5 million directly to classrooms in the Dearborn Public Schools. Now the Foundation has created a first of its kind fundraiser that may make one lucky person or organization $50,000 richer.
“We set out to create a unique opportunity that will not only help the kids in our classrooms but can also provide a big pay-off for a group or organization,” commented Eddie Fakhoury, Executive Director of the Dearborn Education Foundation.
The program is called the Big Shot 50/50 Raffle and between now and December 12 only 100 tickets priced at $1,000 each will be sold. The winning ticket, worth $50,000, will be drawn on December 12 at the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary celebration.
Genevieve Vang, owner of Bangkok 96 and Thai Feast frozen food line, purchased a Big Shot 50/50 Raffle ticket and then donated her ticket back to an elementary school in the district. Anyone who knows the Vang family knows how supportive they are of Dearborn, especially the schools. Genevieve would like to see more businesses come together and sponsor a ticket on behalf of a school or charity in the community.
“If I buy a ticket for a school the Foundation receives my support and they can help our teachers plus the school may win $50,000 and the kids and teachers in that school will benefit tremendously,” stated Mrs. Vang.
Businesses, neighborhood block groups, athletic teams, clubs, civic organizations, community groups, or individuals can buy a ticket for themselves or donate it back to a local school, PTA, booster club, etc. Tickets are still available by visiting DPSEF online at http://www.dearbornedfoundation.org/ or in person at the DPSEF office located at 18700 Audette, Dbn. 48124.
With only 100 tickets in play, this raffle offers groups from across southeast Michigan their best shot at a big pay-off. All groups can rest assured that their investment of $1,000 supports the DPSEF, a local non-profit with a proven track record for helping kids in the classroom.
“We always keep trying new, creative, fun, and unique ways to support our students and classrooms and this gives our community a chance to get behind our teachers and school district in a BIG way,” Fakhoury added.
The Dearborn Public Schools Education Foundation is a licensed 501c3 non-profit that provides grants to fund technology, equipment, and innovative programs for Dearborn Public Schools. For more information visit http://www.dearbornedfoundation.org