- Published on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 01:00
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier
Earn money for schools by staying at local hotel
The Los Altos/Palo Alto Courtyard by Marriott sponsors the Cares & Shares Community Support Program, a campaign to advance education and civic projects in local communities.
The Cares & Shares program invites Los Altos residents and merchants to stay at the Courtyard, with $30 donated to local schools in the guest’s name for every room booked on weekends or holidays. The Courtyard also donates weekend packages to local schools and PTAs to use for silent auctions that raise money for educational programs.
In addition to donating revenue, the hotel has developed a website, www.caresshares.com, that allows local organizations to post their fundraisers and events, serving as an aggregator for community non-profit efforts.
Funds generated by the Cares & Shares program support technology projects in the Los Altos School District, including new computers in classrooms.
The Los Altos Community Foundation and the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce have partnered with the Courtyard’s campaign to contribute to early learning, childhood development and elementary school education in the community. The groups set a fundraising goal of $50,000 for 2012-2013 school year.
Living Classroom seeks volunteers
The Los Altos School District’s Living Classroom Program seeks volunteers who enjoy working with students and love nature.
The program reaches all grade levels within the district and includes hands-on education about science, history and math.
Training is available to acquaint docents with the lesson content; all materials are provided.
A docent and often an assistant docent – along with one or two volunteer parents inside or outside the classroom – direct lessons.