Land Park parents create new foundation to benefit schools
Putting the fun in fundraising
A group of parents who live in the Land Park neighborhood have formed a new nonprofit foundation to raise funds for schools.
The Land Park Schools Foundation (LPSF) has been busy hosting fun events to benefit Crocker-Riverside Elementary School, Leataata Floyd Elementary School, California Middle School, C.K. McClatchy High School and Tiny Tots Preschool.
“We’re trying to make sure all those schools have the resources they need,” says LPSF President Konrad Vonschoech. “If we all get a little bit involved, we’ll all have success.”
So far, the foundation has raised about $10,000, Vonschoech says, through such events as a BBQ, Brews, Bluegrass and Bikes and a Family Disco Bingo Night.
Crocker-Riverside Principal Daniel McCord says he intends to use the funds raised by the group to support student tutoring and library services. He applauds LPSF founders — all Crocker-Riverside parents — for thinking about helping the other schools that their children will eventually attend.
“They see the bigger picture for our kids, which is great,” he says.
Vonschoech, a Sacramento police officer whose 9-year-old son attends Crocker, says forming the group has had the added benefit of providing a social support system for parents who might not otherwise get to know each other.
To learn more about the Land Park Schools Foundation and to donate, visit www.landparkschools.org.