The Little Red Schoolhouse
Facts about Little Red Schoolhouse:
Dollars spent in 2000-2001 School Year were $2,900.00
Dollars spent in 2011-2012 School Year were $12,501.32
Total students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 in Coos Co. Schools = approx 3,000.
Number of students (K-6) who qualify for the reduced or Free Lunch program = approx. 2,160 or approx 68%.
Figures for the upcoming year have at least 3 schools in the CB district at 70-75% of the children who fall into this category.
The Zonta Club’s Little Red Schoolhouse project has been one of the most consistent sources for the schools to count on to receive much needed school supplies for those children who’s parents can’t afford to buy. Because of this all children who start school in the fall don’t have to worry that they will be singled out among their fellow classmates. All will have new school supplies on the first day of school, due to the ongoing efforts of the Little Red Schoolhouse project and the generosity of those who continue to donate to this cause.
Last year (Spring 2011) after the library donation checks were sent to the schools, the club received many letters of thanks from the respective schools, and also a package of 245 cards made by the students of Millicoma to the Zonta Club thanking us for their new library books. Many Zontians still have these cards.
Schools served include:
- Powers Elementary School in Powers
- Myrtle Crest Elementary School in Myrtle Point
- Hillcrest Elementary, Lighthouse School, North Bay Elementary, and 6th graders @ North Bend Middle School
- Lincoln Elementary and Coquille Valley Intermediate School in Coquille
- Blossom Gulch, Madison, Millicoma elementary schools in Coos Bay (Bunker Hill until it closed)
- Ocean Crest Elementary, Harbor Lights Middle Schools in Bandon
Picking up supplies at Walmart
If you would like to donate school supplies you can drop them off at the following businesses:
Downtown Health & Fitness
State Farm -Frati
2nd Street Studio & Salon
Southwest Physical Therapy
Edward Jones -North Bend
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