“We called on the community and they really answered!” Rebecca Evans and the Sanislo Elementary PTA are still thrilled about the turnout they got at last weekend’s tropical-themed fundraiser: “Our goal was to raise $5,000 and we ended up raising $15,000!!!!” That wasn’t at all a sure thing – you might recall our story about their concerns, with days to go, that they had sold so few tickets, even at a low price with high hopes for helping a school community with many needs. But generous neighbors from around the peninsula responded to the pleas made here and elsewhere, and “we were able to go from having sold 20 tickets to overselling our 150 limit by about 20 tickets in less than a week! I’m still in shock and can’t wait to start planning how we’ll put those funds to use to support our students.” Though the party’s over, the needs are not, and you can still donate online by going here.
West Seattle, Washington