This fundraising site has been established to support the Frankie Lemmon School. Our daughter, Kasey, has been enrolled at the school for the past couple of years.
Kasey has a genetic condition known as Down syndrome. When we learned the diagnosis, we wondered what kind of life she would have. We participated in plenty of early interventions during the first three years of Kasey’s life. As she reached the preschool age, we were most worried about her delays in speech. Then we found the Frankie Lemmon School. The past three years have been an very positive experience, for our family. We have discovered numerous ways to communicate with Kasey including sign language, storyboards, pictures, and communications booklets. Workshops developed by the staff at Frankie Lemmon have provided parents information on communication tools and how to effectively use them. It seems every week at Frankie Lemmon brings something new and exciting for Kasey. Activities such as movement classes, music therapy, and field trips to the public library are always enjoyed by Kasey. She has the best time and doesn’t even know the benefits these give her. We want to give back to the school for all wonderful skills and knowledge we have gained.
Frankie Lemmon School has changed the lives of children like Kasey by providing a tuition-free, superior education for children with special needs for nearly fifty years. Unfortunately, demand for Frankie Lemmon services far exceeds the current capacity, and the Pre-K special needs population in Wake County is fastest growing in the state!
Frankie Lemmon is working to address this need. They have increased enrollment by 40 students in only 2 years and they have plans to continue expanding services and will eventually serve 150 or more children and their families every year. Achieving this goal will require a dramatic increase in financial support. That’s why I’m contacting you, because I’m helping to give these children the life changing education and therapies they need and deserve through Frankie Lemmon’s Bright Futures Campaign.
The Bright Futures Campaign is led by volunteers to increase support from across the community so that the school can continue expanding enrollment. I am asking for you to please join me in supporting the 2014/15 Bright Futures Campaign. Every gift of any size matters, but I hope you will consider becoming a Shining Star or a member of the Bright Futures Society:
Shining Stars – gifts from individuals, corporations and organizations who contribute at least $120 each year, either through a one-time gift of $120 up to $999 or through a recurring monthly contribution of $10 up to $83 per month
Bright Futures Society – gifts from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations totaling $1,000 or more through a one-time gift or recurring monthly contribution of $84 per month or more
We personally are Shining Stars members. You can join through a one-time gift, pledge, or monthly giving through the Crowdrise page. Through your gift, you will make a difference for many children and their families. The rewards of seeing the children grow and learn – the outcomes of your support! – are simply amazing.
Visit www.frankielemmonschool.org for more information and to see how meaningful and rewarding it is to be part of the Bright Futures Campaign.
On behalf of all the Frankie Lemmon children and their families, we want to thank you for your support. We are proud to be part of the 2014/15 Bright Futures Campaign, and we hope you will join us.
Very truly yours,