The following is a release from the Wrentham Elementary School Trust.
The Wrentham Elementary Schools Trust, Inc. (WEST) raised over $16,000 at a
recent Comedy Night held at Restaurant 3 in Franklin.
Several fundraising activities at the event contributed to the success, including live and silent auctions and mystery bag purchases. Many exciting items were generously donated, such as a week at a vacation home, tickets for the Patriots, Celtics and Red Sox, American Girl Dolls, sports memorabilia, spa packages and gift certificates to local businesses.
WEST provides grants to Wrentham Elementary teachers, funding important curriculum enrichment programs that fall outside current school budgets. The funds raised at Comedy Night will be used to fund future teachers’ grants.
“WEST is thrilled by the success of the event this year. We are very grateful for the generosity of all those who attended and donated”, says Deirdre Foley, head of fundraising at WEST. Last year’s event raised more than $10,000.
WEST’s next major event is Fun Day, to be held on Saturday, June 16 at the Cracker Barrel Fairgrounds in Wrentham. Activities will include a rock climbing wall, sports challenges, pony rides, food, raffle prizes, a chance to buy golf balls for a $1,000 giveaway and much more.
Wrentham Elementary Schools Trust, Inc. (WEST) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non- profit organization responsible for raising private capital to fund innovative, educational projects for the Wrentham Elementary Schools. WEST continually accepts grants, donations and legacies which it uses to maintain a standard of educational excellence in Wrentham’s Elementary schools. For more information on WEST, including projects that have been funded for the children of Wrentham and how to donate, visit www.wrenthamwest.org.