BENEFITING: EAST COOPER MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL
Timothy and Bea both attend East Cooper Montessori Charter School (ECMCS). This year Charleston County School District has had a complete budget mess, causing the per pupil funding in Charleston County to fall short of the promised funding for the year. This shortfall has made ECMCS run an $85,000 deficit, even with an exceptional fundraising year this year and the sale of the school's original building. This is also causing a delay in the school's much needed continued renovation of an older building it moved to this year. The school's last fundraiser of the year is a Read-A-Thon where the kids collect pledges for reading for three hours. Timothy and Bea are going to participate in that portion of the event, but are hoping that their pledge to read for an additional three hours after school is over (it's a half day) will encourage friends and family to consider giving more to this fundraiser to help their school get over this year's budget shortfall. Thank you for any help you might provide!