We work with local school counselors, social workers and parent liaisons to provide critical tools for education in Herndon and Reston. The often overlooked needs which many of us take for granted, i.e. desks and headsets for distance learning. When we see a need we work to quickly and efficiently meet that need by procuring the needed items then we mobilize our volunteers to deliver those items to enhance the educational experience and keep kids motivated to stay in school.
Our program began with a social media posting when a local mom posted a desk and she was overwhelmed with requests from our local community, through our initial outreach we learned from a local teacher that one of her students did not have any space in her home to work and she was using the closed lid of the toilet to hold her desk! That was all the motivation we needed and a grassroots movement was started! In 2 months we have delivered over 300 donated desks.
During those deliveries our volunteers noticed some loud and chaotic multi-family homes where virtual learning might be an even greater challenge, this was echoed by local teachers so what's next? Headsets! Your donation today will help us purchase some school basics as well as the headsets, calculators, desk lamps and more. We keep in constant contact with our wonderful community leaders to discover the next opportunity to help.
E4E: Essentials for Education is a supported and fiscally sponsored CORE Cause through the CORE Foundation, a 501(c)3, EIN #20-5997764 registered to solicit donations in the state of Virginia. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.