The Barn Sale Project
The brain child of local Realtor and SVEF supporter, Holly Bennett. The Barn Sale Project is another way we can help give teachers the support they need.
The Barn Sale operates like a garage sale. Items are donated and once a month the sale is announced. The locations vary. All proceeds from the sale are given to SVEF to facilitate teachers request. If you are a Sonoma Valley Unified School District teacher you can download an application here or by calling us at 707-935-9566
To donate to the barn sale project, or just volunteer, call Holly Bennett at 707484-4747
The next barn sale is:
Saturday, November 3
1777 West Watmaugh
9 am - 4 pm
Please do not drop off donations without an appointment. Thank you!
Click on the link below to see all Sonoma Valley Unified School District grant requests:
The Sonoma Valley Education Foundation and The Sonoma Valley Chapter of Realtors have come together to help get your proposals fully funded for next fall. The Sonoma Valley Chapter of Realtors has committed its financial support to provide the materials and equipment your students need.
The Sonoma Valley Education Foundation is continuing to work with DonorsChoose.org in order to fund classroom grants in the Sonoma Valley Unified School District. Classroom grant requests are now being accepted at www.donorschoose.org for funding by September 2009.
Who can apply?
Full-time, "front-line" educators in the Sonoma Valley Unified School District (i.e. classroom teachers, librarians, guidance counselors)
Go to theTeacher Landing Page
Before applying, please read the entire orange section under "Click Below to Learn About" on the Teacher Landing Page:
Should you have additional questions, contact a Donors Choose member (and former teacher) who will return your email within four days (usually sooner!).
How to Apply? (It's easy, it only takes about an hour the first time)
Follow the six easy steps on the PDF Document:
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Important Tips for Successful Grant Applications:
- Be sure to set your computer to allow pop ups when "shopping on-line" for your grant items
- Write a catchy headline
- Write a compelling story; write it like you're speaking to your "Aunt Rose."
- If possible, keep monetary amounts lower, break up larger grants into smaller grants. Smaller grants are easier to fund.
- Thank the donor immediately! Once you receive notification of funding for your grant, write the follow up email thank you and once you receive the items, send the final thank you kit promptly