CoMoHelps announces grant to assist Columbia Public School qualifying families with school supply kits
(COLUMBIA, MO) - CoMoHelps is pleased to announce a $50,000 grant to Columbia Public Schools to procure over 1,800 school supply kits for elementary students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. These kits contain the standard supplies needed for both in-person and online learning. Families who are in need of assistance with school supplies should contact the Columbia Public school their child attends.
"Columbia Public Schools is incredibly grateful for the support of our community partners in helping the district provide necessary elementary school supply kits to our families in need, Columbia Public Schools Community Relations Director Michelle Baumstark said. "We’re all navigating a difficult period of time and knowing that our community will pull together to ensure our students have the support they need is tremendous."
Since March, the CoMoHelps partners have provided $1.3 million in funding to local nonprofits and schools for COVID-19 relief. Because community needs continue to exceed available resources, CoMoHelps is still seeking donations.
For more information about CoMoHelps and to make a donation, visit www.CoMohelps.org.
CoMoHelps is a joint effort of Boone County, City of Columbia, Community Foundation of Central Missouri, Heart of Missouri United Way, and Veterans United Foundation. CoMoHelps serves as our community’s official donations management resource in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boone County Community Services
The mission of Boone County Community Services is to support the greatest possible level of independence and self-sufficiency of Boone County residents by promoting their physical, mental and social well-being to cultivate a safe and healthy community. Learn more at www.showmeboone.com/Community-Services
City of Columbia Division of Human Services
The City of Columbia Division of Human Services leads mass care/human services and donations management in our community’s emergency response operations.
Community Foundation of Central Missouri
The Community Foundation of Central Missouri (CFCM) inspires and nurtures philanthropy for the public good. CFCM is a full-range, one-stop, charitable giving shop offering a mix of investment and fund management services, grant guidance and support, and knowledge of the nonprofit sector. The COVID-19 Regional Relief Fund was established to provide aid to nonprofit service providers struggling with the urgent health and economic effects of the coronavirus. Grants are awarded to meet critical needs in healthcare, education, arts and culture, animal welfare, and more, to help ensure wellness and economic recovery in central Missouri.
Heart of Missouri United Way
Heart of Missouri United Way fights to improve lives in our community. Our community wins by Living United: By responding to changing community needs. By forging strategic partnerships and fostering effective solutions to tackle local issues.
Veterans United Foundation
Veterans United Foundation exists to enhance the lives of Veterans and military families and support diverse needs in our local communities and across the nation.