HAVERHILL– Superintendent Maureen Lynch is pleased to share that the Whittier Tech Educational Foundation has launched its annual Holiday Fund to support students and families facing hardships over the holidays.
Each year, the Whittier Tech Educational Foundation Holiday Fund provides an opportunity for community members to give to Whittier students and their families who are in need during this season. The donation site can be found here.
Donations pay for grocery store gift cards, clothing items, gifts for students and siblings, and essential items if a student has an extenuating circumstance. The Holiday Fund helps students and families in need not just during the holiday season, but throughout the year when needs arise.
While any amount you can give will help, three suggested levels of giving are:
- $75 – Adopt a Whittier Student
- $175 – Adopt a Whittier Family
- $300 – Holiday Hero!
The Whittier Tech Education Foundation, which consists of parents, alumni, current staff members, retirees, and friends of Whittier, works to raise funds for those all year long. Since the Holiday Fund began over five years ago, the group has helped over 500 families. Last year, they were able to assist approximately 100 families at both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
“This year, more than ever, we are proud to support families in need in our community and help ease any burdens they may be experiencing,” Superintendent Lynch said. “We’re grateful for any and all donations, no matter the size or time of year, and hope you will consider supporting the Holiday Fund if you are able to.”
If you are interested in getting involved with the Whittier Tech Educational Foundation, please email Tia Gerber, Director of Community Partnerships at [email protected].