In honor of Thank You Month this January, we would like to highlight the Boone Hope Foundation!
The Boone Hope Foundation is the only teacher-led charitable foundation of its kind, according to the National School Foundation Association.
In the fall of 2005, an in-service session on poverty prompted employees of the Boone Community School District to try to make a difference in the lives of Boone students and the community. In early December of 2005, Boone schools’ employees raised funds by serving desserts, entertaining, and providing baskets for a silent auction at the first Festival of Hope at the Boone County Hospital.
As a result of strong public support, the employees formed the Boone Hope Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that provides one-time assistance to students and their families in times of need or emergencies. The Boone Hope Foundation services the students of Boone Community, Sacred Heart, and Trinity Lutheran Schools.
This year’s Hope Festival on December 3 raised a total of $24,792! We are deeply appreciative of the Boone Hope Foundation and the support they provide to our community. To learn more about the foundation and their work, please visit https://www.boonehope.org/default.aspx.