Instead of pedicures and brunches, a group of dedicated moms are spending their Mothers Day weekend kicking off a public campaign to increase awareness about education funding and to raise funds to support both disadvantaged and advanced students in the Northshore School District.
Davina Duerr, Sara Hayashi and April Remfrey are the creative force behind, Milk Money, a grassroots Northshore Schools Foundation campaign, where community members are invited to contribute spare change to make a big change for children in the Northshore School district.
"To me Milk Money is about the power of individuals to make a difference," said Duerr, one of the campaign originators. "Three mothers over tea decided they saw a need to stop talking and start doing," she added. "By educating the community and asking everyone to literally pitch in small change we can make a big difference."
Milk Money will be kicking off at the Foundation luncheon on April 26 and running through the month of May.
A dedicated group of volunteers will be collecting change at the Woodinville Top Foods on Saturday, May 7, and at Woodinville Albertson’s on Saturday, May 14 and 21.
Milk Bottle collection bottles can be found at local supporting retailers, including Alexa’s Café, Banner Bank and Shannon’s Flowers.All proceeds will benefit the Northshore Schools Foundation’s Advanced & Disadvantaged Learners Initiative that will offer the School District funding support for programs like the Natural Leaders Program and Secondary AP and IB textbooks which enhance the learning opportunities for all Northshore students.
"What an amazing community we have," said Karissa Webster, Northshore Schools Foundation co-president. "Three moms get together over a cup of tea and create an idea that the whole community enthusiastically embraces. This is how little seeds grow into mighty oaks!"
To find out more about the Milk Money or to reserve a milk bottle for your business go to www. Northshore SchoolsFoundation.com/milkmoney.