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      REF has established an emergency fund to provide financial relief related to the school closures due to COVID-19. While closing schools is challenging for all communities, it is particularly challenging here, where 90% of students qualify for free and reduced price lunch and the majority of our parents work hourly service jobs. We are working closely with Ravenswood City School District Interim Superintendent Gina Sudaria and her team to plan and address specific needs, including in technology and distance learning, food and food distribution, emergency childcare, and financial support. We are also liaising with city officials, local non-profits, and community service providers to coordinate efforts across the district and the local community. Please note, if emergency needs do not deplete the fund, your donations will roll over to support district programs as students, teachers, and staff return to school.

      To date we have already used the Emergency Fund to:

      • purchase a Zoom license for the District to enable remote meeting and learning
      • fund an emergency child care program
      • make a donation to Ecumenical Hunger Program, a local food pantry that serves many of our families
      • provide $10,000 in gift cards to Target and Safeway to allow families to purchase groceries and other household needs
      • purchase masks and protective gear for our staff and volunteers distributing food

      For the latest communication from REF Executive Director, Jenna Wachtel Pronovost, please click here.Thank you for keeping Ravenswood students and families in your hearts. 

      Make checks payable to Ravenswood Education Foundation:

      Jenna Wachtel Pronovost, Executive Director
      Ravenswood Education Foundation
      P.O. Box 396
      Menlo Park, CA 94026

      EIN (Tax ID#): 26-0166433

      Ravenswood Education Foundation is a Section 501(c) (3) charitable organization, EIN 26-0166433. All donations are deemed tax-deductible absent any limitations on deductibility applicable to a particular taxpayer. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your contribution.