This post was written by springfieldauthor on December 8th, 2016
Gainesville Care to Learn chapter holds first fundraiser aimed at supporting local students
Gainesville Care to Learn chapter members are trying hard to reach their $5,000 end-of-year goal. With more than $3,000 already donated, they’re holding their first organized fundraiser to earn some extra dollars.
The local chapter is raffling a Browning SA Grade 1 .22 caliber rifle donated by Nash & Sons. Tickets for the raffle may be purchased from Care to Learn committee members, at upcoming school events or at the Ozark County Times. The drawing will be Jan. 20 at the homecoming basketball game. All proceeds raised by the local chapter will be spent on Gainesville students to ease hunger, health and hygiene needs.
“Several students have already benefited from the program,” said Gainesville superintendent Joe Donley. “All the money raised will be spent right here on our kids in the Gainesville School District. “This is an opportunity for our community to make a tremendous difference in the lives of our students.”
To make a donation, make checks payable to Care to Learn–Gainesville and drop them off at either school or donate online at www.caretolearnfund.org. Click the green “donate” button and follow the instructions, being sure to select Gainesville under the Gift Designation tab.