We're proud to work with the Phoenix Union Foundation for Education who shared this press release today:
The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education (PUFE) has created a $30,000 Emergency Relief Fund to benefit families of the Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) impacted by hardships due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This Fund, unanimously passed by the Foundation’s Executive Board on March 31, will directly support students and their families in this time of need.
“We knew there was already a great need in our district before COVID–19 and have seen this need only grow for our families”, Phoenix Union Foundation President, Sentari Minor said. “It is our obligation, as a Foundation, to step up and meet the needs of the most vulnerable, and this Relief Fund is a great start to ensure that all students are able to continue learning in spite of this situation.”
The Fund, created to purchase items the school district is unable to purchase for families like food, toiletries, mobile hot spots, and much more was seeded by the Foundation as a first step in hopes that the community at large will now have a place to go to donate directly. The Foundation has placed a “Donate” button on their website COVID-19_Emergency_Relief_Fund where members of the community can donate directly to the Emergency Relief Fund. The Phoenix Union Foundation for Education is a 501(c)(3) organization and therefore, all donations are tax deductible. All funds raised through and for the Relief Fund will go directly to ensuring the students and families of PXU receive the relief they need.
If you are inclined to donate dollars or items to the Relief Fund to support PXU students, please contact Laura Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 289-5761 to accept your donation and ensure it gets into the hands of those who need it most.