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Support Our Schools (SOS) Initiative Announces Fifth Annual “Random Acts of Kindness” Campaign for Kent County Public Schools
The members of the Support Our Schools (SOS) initiative are pleased to announce the fifth annual Random Acts of Kindness campaign for Kent County Public Schools. This year, the group set a fundraising goal of $5,000 to support the needs of Kent County’s students and schools.
SOS has raised over $17,000 for Kent County Public Schools since starting the fundraiser in 2017. Funds are divided amongst each school and disbursed at the discretion of each school’s administration based on that school’s needs.
The campaign will kick off on Valentine’s Day, February 14. It was inspired by “Random Acts of Kindness Day” which is February 17 each year. Purchase your “I Love KCPS” t-shirt, hoodie or crew neck sweater from the online Baycraft Printing store. $5 from each sale will be donated to KCPS. The store will close on March 11.and shirts will be delivered to schools on April 8.
SOS would like to thank its partners at Baycraft Printing in Rock Hall for their continued support with our annual campaign. The Support Our Schools (SOS) Initiative is a grassroots advocacy effort devoted to increasing awareness of and support for the needs, challenges, and untapped potential of our public school system—both for the sake of the current student population and for its opportunity to serve as a catalyst for economic development.
THE FIFTH ANNUAL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS CAMPAIGN
Every day, Kent County Public Schools staff are faced with tough decisions about how to cover costs for students who do not qualify for government subsidies but still struggle financially. With four out of five of our schools having high poverty levels (over 60% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunches), many students would fall through the cracks without assistance. In the past, principals and teachers have found ways to cover these students, sometimes even using money from their own pockets. The Random Acts campaign hopes to fill in those gaps so that our principals and teachers do not need to.
“Random Acts of Kindness Day” is celebrated on February 17th. SOS is encouraging all students and community members to practice random acts of kindness. Since the beginning of the SOS RAOK fundraiser we have raised over $14,000 that was equally divided among all of our local public schools.