SANTA FUND FOR SCHOOLKIDSPartnership with The Daily Progress & WINA
Thank you for your generosity this holiday season! This year, we raised a total of $229,415. The most we’ve ever raised!
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200 Garrett Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Tax ID #54-0505882
SANTA FUND FOR SCHOOLKIDS
Established in 1894 by James H. Lindsey, founding publisher of The Daily Progress, the Santa Fund for Schoolkids is an annual collaboration between The Daily Progress, WINA AM1070, and the United Way of Greater Charlottesville. The Santa Fund provides essentials like clothing, shoes, medicine, eyeglasses, and school supplies/books for schoolchildren in need in our community. This year, the Santa Fund for Schoolkids took on new urgency, creating the Santa Fund COVID Assistance Program to help families with COVID-19 related needs, such as internet access for virtual learning and assistance with other tools to provide a safe learning environment. Learn more below.
The Santa Fund for Schoolkids was coordinated by school representatives in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange Counties who help identify children with financial needs.
Thank you to our participating retailers: Kid-to-Kid, Marshalls, Roses, Second Times the Charm, Shoe Show, TJMaxx, and Terry’s Place. Interested in participating as a Santa Fund retailer? Contact us!
This year we provided COVID assistance and recovery funding since March and focused on promoting equity in access to our relief efforts. Many of the families already struggling with disparities have suffered an even greater impact during COVID and these disparities extend to the learning environments of their children. This year, expanded the scope of Santa Fund for Schoolkids to help students continue to have access to education.
While continuing to provide traditional school supplies for students, this year expanded the program to help families pay an internet bill that is keeping them for being able to access online learning, buy hotspots or boosters, pay fees for virtual learning centers in the community, or have access to physical materials teachers have identified children will need to complete their assignments (headphones, timers, headsets, whiteboards, school materials, etc.).
Interested in participating as a Santa Fund retailer? Contact us!
The United Way of Greater Charlottesville thanks you for the opportunity to continue our mission to serve families through our School Readiness and Financial Stability impact areas.