WILMINGTON — Eighty-five students from Denver Place, East End, Holmes Elementary and Wilmington Middle schools were treated to a limo ride and Generations Pizza lunch following the Wilmington Schools Foundation (WSF) Scholar Dollars fundraising campaign.
To qualify for the limo and pizza reward, students were required to sell a minimum of 15 Scholar Dollar cards that offer discounts and or free meals and services from businesses throughout the Wilmington area. For each card sold, a $3 donation was made to the student’s school and the WSF.
“I would like to thank the local businesses for their support in developing the card and also to everyone in the community that purchased a card,” said Chastity Flanigan, the executive director of the WSF.
When the final Scholar Dollar sales were counted, $8,665 was disbursed among the different participating schools and an additional $8,665 was awarded to the Wilmington Schools Foundation. The Foundation will use these funds to further its purpose of providing financial strength for innovations and enhancements to the Wilmington City School District in order to further empower educators and students in their pursuit of the highest standard of academic excellence, top quality arts, athletic, and exemplary leadership programs.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.