Thanks to generous donations from Lakewood residents and businesses, the Lakewood Education Foundation (LEF) has been able to give grants for hundreds of classroom improvement projects in Lakewood schools since 2003. This shows the importance that Lakewood residents and businesses place on our local schools…and the trust they place in LEF to select worthy projects.
In 2015, 104 Lakewood school projects received grants totaling $40,429. The grants went to classroom projects in each of the public school districts in Lakewood as well as St. Pancratius School and Bethany Lutheran School.
LEF would like to fund more Lakewood classroom improvement requests in 2016…and with your help, they can.
LEF is a non-profit agency run by Lakewood residents. An annual fireworks stand, Columbus Day golf tournament, and dozens of individual donations raise the annual support funding. After very modest expenses, 100% of donations reach kids in Lakewood classrooms.
In 2015, many grants were for tablets that allow teachers to control slide presentations while they walk around their classrooms and interact with students.
Grants also covered science and lab equipment, such as microscopes; books of all kinds and reading levels; art and physical education supplies; occupational therapy manipulatives for special needs students, graphing calculators, and a variety of classroom technology such as Apple TV and microphones.
Donating is easy at www.lakewoodcity.org/donateLEF.
See a video and learn more about LEF at www.lakewoodcity.org/LEFvideo.