JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Area Education Foundation and Jefferson Area Alumni Association are collecting donations for the Alumni Banquet on July 21.
“Each year, we honor all graduates from the Jefferson Area Local School System with a July banquet, honor an alumni in our Hall of Fame with an award, help with school-sponsored events and projects and award scholarships to current Jefferson-area graduates,” JAEF and JAAA Co-Chair Carrie Pawlowski said.
Today’s young people need these scholarships to help them attend colleges and universities to develop into tomorrow’s leaders, Pawlowski said. This past year, two $500 scholarships were awarded.
Now the organizations are looking for donations for their fundraising Chinese auction at the July banquet. Pawlowski said these items will be put together to make a basket or used individually.
Any donations can be mailed to 22 E. Walnut St., Jefferson, Ohio, 44047 or picked up by a member of the organizations by July 13. Monetary donations also are welcome, with the check being made out to: Jefferson Area Education Foundation (JAFF).
“You will receive an official acknowledgement letter of anything donated for tax purposes, as well as acknowledgement in our event program,” Pawlowski said.
The groups’ EIN number is 690556.
“[We] appreciate any support you may be able to provide,” Pawlowski said.