The Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation has been given the opportunity to raise money for reading programs through a matching grant from the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation.
If earned, the grant will support the foundations “Read with Me!” literacy program. The program helps hundreds of students and their families by providing access to books, volunteers to help improve reading skills and programs to promote reading, according to a press release from the foundation.
In order to receive the grant, SCVEF needs to raise $10,000.
To donate you can make a direct donation you can go to the website here or you can join PayForward with the referral code LITERACY.
PayForward will donate $10 for every new member that joins before December 31, 2015.
PayForward will also give up to 15 percent cash back from over 100 participating merchants in the Santa Clarita Valley and 50 percent of the cash back earned will automatically be donated to SCVEF.
SCVEF works with different parts of the community to bridge the gap that is created from lack of state and national funding to public schools, according to the foundation’s website.
They provide K-12 public schools support, programs, grants and scholarship opportunities.
The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation consists of the heirs of town founder Henry Mayo Newhall. It is unrelated to the hospital foundation.
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