Peabody Community Foundation offers grants to district teachers

In an effort to be supportive of teachers in USD 398, Peabody Community Foundation (PCF) is currently running a grant cycle for needs and/or opportunities that are outside of the school district’s annual budget. Student groups working in collaboration with a teacher may also apply. Up to ten $250 projects will be funded. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 17 and may be found online at under the “apply” tab.

Grants will be awarded at the fourth annual #GivingTuesday/Winterfest event from 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Peabody-Burns High School. The evening is jointly sponsored by Peabody Community Foundation (PCF) and USD 398.

Leading up to #GivingTuesday the school district is partnering with PCF for community-wide activities on the Tuesdays in November. On Nov. 5, thank-you cards will be sent to volunteer fire fighters, police, city council members, and others who serve the community. On Nov 12 personal care items will be collected for the community’s care facilities. On Nov. 26, food items will be collected for the Food Pantry at Peabody’s United Methodist Church. Collection points will be the elementary and junior/senior high school buildings, Peabody Market, and Vintage Bank. On Tuesdays throughout the month, students will be cleaning up the community after school.

#GivingTuesday is a national movement to encourage philanthropy on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

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