Fund Stories

Student Emergency Funds

With just over 46% of LPS students living at or below the poverty line, unexpected expenses can be devastating. Fixing that flat tire is sometimes a choice between having transportation so a parent can get to work or paying the electric bill. Many families make hard choices like these about basic needs: clothing, food, warmth. Choices that affect students’ ability to focus and be successful, and carry life-long implications. Find out how you can make the difference for a family who is struggling.