2017 / 2018 Student Barrier Fund Campaign
When one in five children are reportedly living in poverty in Hamilton, there is always a need.
The HWDSB Foundation raises funds in the community and through the Board to support The Student Barrier Fund which provides immediate support for basic needs or tools that will level the playing field so all students can learn and grow to their full potential.
Since 2014-15, the Student Barrier Fund has raised $90,000 to support more than 1,100 students. It helps address real challenges: providing winter boots so students don’t walk through snow in sandals, paying a field trip fee so a child isn’t left behind at school, stocking hygiene products so that teens feel their best when they come to school.
We hope you will consider the HWDSB Foundation’s Student Barrier Fund as one destination for your giving this year.
This year we have added the text-to-donate tool. You can text “Barriers” to 45678 to give $5, $10 or $20. These donations will go where most needed by the Student Barrier Fund. A fee will be applied to your cell phone plan, so be aware of your personal phone’s contract.
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