Acworth, Georgia (January 27, 2021) – Brookwood Christian School has received a Cobb EMC Community Foundation sponsorship to update and expand student technology. Existing devices are several years old and not compatible with current software updates.
The recent COVID-19 situation has impacted our regular budget by creating $25,788 in COVID related expenses such as sneeze guards, training, PPE, thermometers, etc. Our annual fund-raising was also impacted as we were only able to have one of our four fundraisers this year, which raised $3,478. Combined with the drastic reduction in our annual giving, we saw a net loss of $70,000 in charitable giving.
“The recent COVID -19 closure also showed we can no longer rely on classroom sets of materials during a closure” said principal, Kim Wigington, “We did not have enough internet devices for each student and many of our families did not have enough devices at their homes for all of their children to utilize during distance learning.”
This sponsorship will help with remote learning for those electing virtual options, or should quarantine become necessary.
About Brookwood Christian
Brookwood Christian School is a private, non-profit, non-denominational Christian school that serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs: individual or multiple learning disorders such dyslexia, reading & language processing disorders, auditory processing disorders, attention deficit disorder, neurological disorders, and other specific learning disabilities.
Most of our operating budget comes from tuition payments augmented by the Georgia SB-10 Scholarship Program. Eighty-six percent of our students receive some sort of financial assistance. Recognition such as this helps with our fundraising which helps keep our operating costs and tuition low.
About Cobb EMC Foundation
Many generous Cobb EMC members round their bills up each month, through Operation Round Up, to donate to charitable organizations in our community. The Cobb EMC Community Foundation is a third-party foundation, separate from Cobb EMC employees and directors, set up to administer and distribute the funds collected through Operation Round Up. Decisions made by the volunteer board are based on funds available and the community impact of requests.
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