Monday, April 6, 2015

IBM Volunteers Needed!

Each year IBM provides an excellent opportunity for their employees to volunteer and submit those hours towards a public entity to apply for annual grants. Last year was the first year we were not able to apply for the grants due to limited volunteer hours applied to Folwell Elementary. It was also the first year the PTSA was not able to apply. These grants are incredibly important to a school like Folwell. These funds have been used to purchase smart boards, projectors, document cameras and iPads in the past. Currently, we are experiencing costs for maintaining our technological instructional tools. Funding from these grants is an excellent opportunity for Folwell to maintain these tools.

What I am hoping to accomplish from this email is to create a list of current and retired IBM employees to contact in hopes of their assistance. Tim Buchholtz, Folwell parent and IBM employee, has generously volunteered his time to serve as a lead in completing this process and ultimately submitting the grant in September. If any of you are currently employed by IBM, or if you have aunts, uncles or grandparents who retired from IBM, please reply to this email with names and email addresses. Either Tim or I will make a contact with all names we receive to explain the program and how they can support Folwell.

Thank you for your time and everything you do to support Folwell students and staff.

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