The University of Findlay’s Nu Beta Chapter of Delta Mu Delta (DMD) Business Honor Society hosted a fundraising event during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters to raise funds for a scholarship, UF’s Christmas on Campus and support special needs classrooms at Jefferson Elementary School and Donnell Middle School.
The honor society sold gift packs to parents of UF students. The gift packs are distributed to the students right before final exams. Parents attached notes to the gift packs with words of encouragement for exam week.
Proceeds permitted Nathaneal Mol, club president, to receive a $500 DMS Leadership Scholarship. The schools received $2,089.
Through AdoptAClassroom.org, DMD located two local teachers who were in need of funding for classroom supplies. According to Adopt a Classroom, it is estimated that more than 15 million children do not have the resources they need to succeed in school and that teachers spend more than $1.6 billion each year stocking their own classrooms due to a lack of funding in schools.
Supporting K-12th grade students, including public, private and charter school classrooms, AdoptAClassroom.org makes it easy for donors to provide funding and support to classrooms through simple search tools, and make targeted contributions. As an award-winning 501c3 nonprofit, the organization is able to connect donors with every classroom in the country. All of each donation goes to the teacher selected and the teachers explain how they will use it. To date, Adopt a Classroom has raised $28 million, which has impacted 2 million students.
Although the DMD donation will fund Marissa Bandiera’s classroom at Jefferson Elementary School (formerly the classroom of Mary Flickinger, who recently retired) and Lauren Parriott’s classroom at Donnell Middle School, the nonprofit said the funding will support two classrooms and ultimately help 40 students.