Dear Sirs…

To everyone who reads this,

I want to tell you about my daughter Claire’s 6th grade class at Parkrose Middle School here in Portland.  This year the Outdoor School funding was taken out of the budget, which means that in order for all 239 students to attend Outdoor School in the spring, we parents and staff and community have had to do fundraisers.  Unfortunately our deadline is fast approaching, and we aren’t anywhere close to our goal.  

If you or someone you know would like to sponsor a child, the cost for the 2 night/3 day camp is $172 per student.  Our greatest hope at this point is that we will be able to arrange a couple generous corporate sponsors.  But as we write letters and send emails, the clock continues to tick.  Any little bit will help.  To donate, please contact me and or go to the Friends of Outdoor School website at www.passonthememory.org and be sure to put Parkrose in the notes with your payment.  Friends of Outdoor School works with the Portland Metro area to make Outdoor School a reality for local schools.

It would mean so much to these kids!  For these 6th graders, an opportunity to grow and learn as they will do at Outdoor School will be life-changing.  Just ask any 7th grader.

Thank you so much for your time!  I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
~Melissa

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