Kraxberger Gearheads Grant

Schmizza was able to help a local middle school with their robotics club. See the thank you letter from them below:

Thank you for the grant that we won this year.  We are a middle school robotics club, located in Gladstone.  This year we have been earning funds through e-recycling.  Are goal was to raise $4,000 and with the grant with raised the funds.

Shawn Price
Kraxberger Robotics Club

 

Veneta Elementary Grant

H.E.L.P. sent a grant of $400 to the Veneta Elementary School and we received a thank you letter from Rebecca.

Dear Holly Earle-Schultze  and the H.E.L.P., the Charity,

On behalf of the Veneta Elementary PBIS committee, thank you for the grant of $400. Through out each school year, the PBIS committee puts together boosters to help motivate students and to encourage them to use positive behaviors in school. With the grant, we were able to buy larger prizes for our “Moving On Up” booster. As students were awarded tickets, they had opportunities to win one of the prizes at the end of the school year. The students were very motivated and they were so excited to have the opportunity to win one of these great prizes (see picture of the promotional poster created to motivate students):

1) 10 punch pool pass to the community pool for their family; 2) Slip ‘n Slide; 3) Water Blasters; 4) Jumbo Piano; 5) Water Wubble Water balloons; 6) Helicopter Drone; 7) Lego Brick Box Set; 8) Sports Ball Set with a pump; 9) Bead Bracelet Set

Thank you again!

 

Raleigh Hills School Grant

H.E.L.P. provided a grant to the Raleigh Hills school to provide a new running track. The following letter was sent to us:

H.E.L.P. recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Raleigh Hills School to help us install a new running track!  First of all, thank you to H.E.L.P. for its generous support.  Per the letter we received from Holly Earle-Shultze, I wanted to provide a brief explanation of how the funds will be used (see below).  I’ve also attached a picture of David Johnson, the franchise owner of our local Raleigh Hills Pizza Schmizza, awarding us the grant check!

Our track is used daily for recess and PE, as well as 2 times per week throughout the Spring for Panther Pacers. Panther Pacers is a running club, powered by volunteers, where students track their laps and earn charms for each mile completed. This amazingly popular program promotes good health and greater focus in the classroom and it gets the kids excited to get out there and run!!!  Each year the kids run, on average, 2,300 miles during Panther Pacers!!

The track is also integral to fundraising; revenue from our annual lap-a-thon comprises 40% of the PTO’s budget, which pays for curriculum support, student enrichment, and scholarships. For our neighbors, the track provides free access to sport and a quiet place to run, protected from traffic. It is regularly used by various groups and members of the surrounding community for athletic and social events.  The RHS track is a pillar of the community bringing people together while being active and having fun!  

The current condition of the track leaves it in urgent need of repair! The track has sunken below grade so that when it rains, multiple areas of the track become submerged, making it unusable. In addition, tree roots beneath the surface have broken through the asphalt in numerous places creating significant tripping hazards.

After consulting contractors and PTO members from schools that have done similar improvements, we determined that the existing track could not be repaired and needed to be replaced. The funds H.E.L.P. donated will go toward replacing the track.  This will involve excavating and removing the existing asphalt, raising the level of the track to allow proper water drainage, installing barriers to prevent root intrusion/cracking, replacing the asphalt and resurfacing with a standard, long-lived rubberized track system.

Again, thank you so much for supporting our RHS students, families and the surrounding Raleigh Hills community!!!

Regards,

Kelly Peele

H.E.L.P., THE CHARITY PRESS RELEASE – Figaros

H.E.L.P., the Charity has Grown by Supporting Schools

Media Contact: Holly Earle-Schultze
Phone: 503.371.9318
E-mail: [email protected]

H.E.L.P., the Charity is proud to announce they have just released an additional 34 grants totaling $18,780.53. To date, and including these new grants, H.E.L.P., the Charity, has issued 694 awards of grants totaling $207,910.72.

Through its grant program, H.E.L.P. provides grants to U.S. based non-profit tax exempt schools and other entities to support educational programs. H.E.L.P. was born out of the desire of the shareholders and franchisees of Figaro’s Italian Pizza, to make a positive, long lasting impact on the communities we serve. The worldwide recession caused many local, state and federal governments to drastically cut the budgets at schools, with potentially devastating results. If our children are unable to receive a quality education, they could fall behind children in other countries, potentially weakening our nation’s competitiveness. It was this need that drove Figaro’s Pizza and its franchise owners to conceive of H.E.L.P., the Charity. H.E.L.P., is ‘Helping Education with Love and Pizza’. H.E.L.P. was launched in late 2010 and has since grown by supporting public schools and non-profits.

The funds awarded to date will make a positive impact on children’s lives in many communities, providing contributions to facilitate, among many other contributions, the purchasing of:

  • Eagle Point High School: Band Equipment-Eagle Point, Oregon
  • Rivermill Elementary: Library Books-Estacada, Oregon
  • Taft High School: Computer Lab Upgrade-Lincoln City, Oregon
  • Clemens Pre-School: Toys-Philomath, Oregon
  • Salem Academy Christian School: Yearbook Cameras-Salem, Oregon
  • Veneta Elementary: Positive Behavior Supplies-Veneta, OR
  • Grand Mound Elementary: Books-Rochester, WA
  • Crivitz Elementary: Flexible Seating Chairs-Crivitz, Wisconsin

 

If your school or school program could use our H.E.L.P., please visit www.helpthecharity.net.

For additional information, please contact Holly Earle-Schultze at [email protected] or (503) 371-9318 ext. 104.

H.E.L.P., THE CHARITY PRESS RELEASE – Schmizza

H.E.L.P., the Charity has Grown by Supporting Schools

Media Contact: Holly Earle-Schultze
Phone: 503.371.9318
E-mail: [email protected]

H.E.L.P., the Charity is proud to announce they have just released an additional 34 grants totaling $18,780.53. To date, and including these new grants, H.E.L.P., the Charity, has issued 694 awards of grants totaling $207,910.72.

Through its grant program, H.E.L.P. provides grants to U.S. based non-profit tax exempt schools and other entities to support educational programs. H.E.L.P. was born out of the desire of the shareholders and franchisees of Schmizza International, to make a positive, long lasting impact on the communities we serve. The worldwide recession caused many local, state and federal governments to drastically cut the budgets at schools, with potentially devastating results. If our children are unable to receive a quality education, they could fall behind children in other countries, potentially weakening our nation’s competitiveness. It was this need that drove Pizza Schmizza and its franchise owners to conceive of H.E.L.P., the Charity. H.E.L.P., is ‘Helping Education with Love and Pizza’. H.E.L.P. was launched in late 2010 and has since grown by supporting public schools and non-profits.

The funds awarded to date will make a positive impact on children’s lives in many communities, providing contributions to facilitate, among many other contributions, the purchasing of:

  • Raleigh Hills School: K-8 Track Project-Portland, Oregon
  • Beaver Acres Elementary: Hooked on Non-Fiction Books-Beaverton, Oregon
  • Liberty High School: Culinary Arts Program-Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Catlin Gabel School: Robotics Program-Portland, Oregon
  • Stoller Middle School: Books-Portland, Oregon
  • St. Matthew School: Engineering Program-Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Cedar Park Middle School: Special Education Organizing Materials-West Linn, Oregon
  • John Wetter Elementary: STEM Supplies-West Linn, Oregon
  • Gladstone Center: PBIS Supplies-Gladstone, OR
  • Kraxberger Middle School: Robotic Club 3D Filaments-Gladstone, Oregon

If your school or school program could use our H.E.L.P., please visit www.helpthecharity.net.

For additional information, please contact Holly Earle-Schultze at [email protected] or (503) 371-9318 ext. 102

Sonshine Christian School H.E.L.P. Grant

Here at H.E.L.P. The Charity we love getting emails and photos of the grants given.

Thank you so much for the grant money for Sonshine Christian School. We used the money to increase our literacy program of language and handwriting through the platform of Handwriting Without Tears. Your generous grant allowed us to extend the program through the third grade.

Thanks Again,
Donna Wiens
Principal 
Sonshine Christian School

Way to go Figaros Pizza – North Lancaster!