DOWNERS GROVE - Community High School District 99 and the District 99 Education Foundation established the COVID-19 Family Support Fund to support District 99 students and families in need. Community members can donate to this fund here.
“Since March 16, District 99 has distributed tens of thousands of meals to students,” District 99 Superintendent Hank Thiele said in a statement. “We’re grateful for the District 99 Education Foundation for making this fund possible as need exists in our community.”
To date, nearly $12,000 has been raised and so far $7,000 has been allocated to District 99 families. These families have received gift cards to local grocery stores and businesses that provide groceries, food and other essential household items.
District 99 administrators, teachers and counselors have determined families who are struggling, and are delivering the gift cards to families as needed.
“As is happening across the world, the effects of COVID-19 will continue to impact our community members, so we plan to continue the momentum of raising funds,” District 99 Education Foundation President Julia Beckman said in a statement. “We’re thankful for those community members who have donated so far. We hope others will do the same now, and in the months ahead.”