HIGHLAND PARK – The District 113 Education Foundation is planning its annual “Don’t Eat Home for Homecoming” fundraiser. Residents can enjoy meals at local restaurants while supporting innovative programming for District 113 students.
The Foundation is selling coupon cards that allow the holder to “buy one get one free” at many local restaurants during Homecoming Week October 4-11. Participating businesses include Arriva Dolce; Biaggis; Bluegrass; Buffos; Café Central; Claim Company; Cluckers; Cookers; Frost; Highland Pop; La Casa de Isaac; Love that Spice; Michaels; Ristorante Abruzzo; Sushi Badaya; and Uptown Diner.
Coupon cards are offered for $20 each; they will be available at Open Houses and at select school events. The Foundation will also send a coupon card to anyone who makes a general donation of $20 or more to the Foundation via their website, www.district113foundation.org, in September.
“Don’t Eat Home for Homecoming” is one of the annual fundraisers for Highland Park and Deerfield High Schools. Proceeds from the fundraisers allow the Foundation to provide grants in support of innovative teacher and staff-initiated programs, which are not otherwise funded by the school district budgets, for science, math, the arts, languages, English, social studies, general education and culture, as well as for at-risk students.
Over the past eight years, the Foundation has funded more than 100 grants totaling more than $200,000 in support of programs such as Latin Dance, Diversity Leadership, Performing Arts, Robotics, Science Olympiad, Marine Sciences, Beyond Homework, the Spanish and French Libraries, interactive whiteboards, Writer’s Week, the Literary Festival and many more. The District 113 Education Foundation receives funding from a broad base of businesses, individuals and alumni.
Additional information about the Foundation, including upcoming events, grants awarded, board members, and how to donate, as well as information on how to purchase an Honor an Educator card to recognize a District 113 staff member, can be found on the Foundation website at www.district113foundation.org.