St. John LaLande’s “Fund-A-Need” effort began in 2004 and has continued to help our school raise additional funds for specific needs over the years. We have raised over $153,262 in the last thirteen years! It is through the continued generous support of people like you that make this possible!
This year, our Fund-A-Need is centered around three (3) areas within the school and monies raised will be spent in this order:
1. EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND– Goal is $10,000, which will be matched by a one-time donation from the Diocese of Kansas City/St. Joseph to our Educational Endowment Fund. This could result in a net deposit of $20,000! The interest from the endowment is available to us each year to support on-going projects.
2. INCREASED GYM SECURITY– Goal is $7,000, which will provide new doors between the gym and cafeteria entrance. After the school’s last security review, the Blue Springs police department recommended the installation of new doors that can be locked.
3. BAND PROGRAM ENHANCEMENTS– Goal is $4,000, which will provide our band program with new instruments for our students. These are instruments that are generally too expensive for individual students to rent and they would like to have available.
RAISE THOSE PADDLES AND HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $21,000!