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LPS Foundation Raising Money Through Community

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LAWTON Okla_ The Lawton Public School Foundation launched their Pillar Program last year with two ambitious goals: they want to raise $100,000 by May 4th and $1M in five years.

It's all for the students and teachers of Lawton. The kids were able to learn and have fun while doing it, thanks to a grant from the LPS Foundation.

"They're learning all of that through hands-on activities," said A.C.T.S. Central Middle School Teacher Kessi McKenzie. "Without the grant, I would not be able to do this, this is for sure."

The foundation is asking for you, and for Lawton businesses, to become a community pillar, so they can provide even more grants for the students and teachers.

"We're hoping to put it back for technology, programs and materials, so we can provide more of the activities like we have today with the kite flying," LPS Foundation President Beth Johnson said.

So far, the program has already raised $65,000, and if they can reach the $100,000 goal by May 4th, two anonymous donors will match those donations and bring the total up to $200,000.

If you're interested in becoming a pillar and helping the program reach its goals, or if you're a teacher and want to apply for a grant, it's very easy. Just click here and click on the appropriate box.

 

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