Hurricane Harvey Support for Katy ISD Families by Janet Theis, Katy ISD Education Foundation verified non-profit

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Launched Sep 11, 2017
Ends Oct 10, 2017
$60,099
$60,099
funded
$75,000
goal
Why "Invest"?
Why "Invest"? We use the term "invest" to symbolize your investment in a student's future through a better education.
Category: General
Class Size: 76,190
Grade: PreK - 12th 

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, 15,007 students and 2,600 employees of Katy ISD are recovering from direct impact of the storm. Despite the destruction, the Katy community has proven to be “Katy Strong” in providing support to those in need.

 

In keeping with that theme, the Katy ISD Education Foundation is launching an initiative that will provide support for Katy ISD families and staff adversely impacted by flooding in their homes as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The Foundation will collect donations from the community, while Katy ISD campuses will identify students and staff in need of support.

“The Katy ISD Education Foundation is truly proud to be a part of a generous and close-knit community that continually jumps in to lend a helping hand to those around them,” says Tara Wilson, Katy ISD Education Foundation Board President. “With a tremendous amount of work ahead of us, this small but mighty initiative will provide the necessary support to Katy ISD staff and families that need to not only rebuild homes, but rebuild lives.”

Any donation you can make regardless of size will help us help our Katy ISD families and staff. Please share this opportunity on social media and email to help spread the word.

About the Katy ISD Education Foundation - The Katy ISD Education Foundation unites people and companies with big hearts and a big belief in Katy ISD teachers and students to provide unprecedented opportunities for both. To learn more visit www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org.

Note: All contributions will be tax deductible, and you will receive a tax receipt when your donation is processed.

If we do not meet our goal...

If we don't reach our goal, we will use all of the funds raised to support as many families and staff in need as possible.

Suggested Investments

50

Katy Kickstarter

Your $50 will help get this fundraiser off of the ground! #KatyStrong
Invest $50

150

Katy Ambassador

Every $150 will get us 1 step closer to helping our families. #KatyStrong
Invest $150

500

Katy AllStar

Your generous $500 gift will cover the costs of the important needs to get a family back on their feet. #KatyStrong
Invest $500

1000

Katy Champion

Lift the spirits of Katy families when they need it the most with your $1,000! #KatyStrong
Invest $1000

2500

Katy Hall-of-Fame

Your generous $2,500 gift will bring HOPE to multiple families in need! #KatyStrong
Invest $2500

Janet Theis

Administrative Liason, Katy ISD Education Foundation

The Katy ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves as an investment for community minded businesses and individuals to invest and enrich the lives of students at Katy Independent School District. For more information, visit www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org.

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The Katy ISD Education Foundation unites people and companies with big hearts and a big belief in children and teachers to provide unprecedented opportunities for both.

Based on a shared belief that educating children is everyone's responsibility, the Foundation provides a means for the entire community to become stakeholders ​ in the education of all Katy ISD's children – supporting and inspiring teachers at every campus and endowing a legacy that will enrich our community for generations to come.

The Foundation complements, rather than competes with, the work of volunteers, support groups and projects at each school. Our Inspiring Imagination classroom grants provide the financial means for creative teachers to fulfill their dreams of bringing unprecedented instructional resources into their classrooms and sharing them with their colleagues.

We've Raised our Goal!

September 22, 2017

Thanks to your generous support, we have raised our fundraising goal! Every dollar counts towards providing support to those in need in our district, so be sure to share this link with friends, family, business partners, etc.! http://tinyurl.com/katyisdfamilies 

We can't thank you enough for all of the donations and kind words!

We've Topped $50,000!

September 20, 2017

We’ve topped $50,000 with 344 contributors.  Thank you!

Check this out from our Twitter feed: Alicia Leung, a Katy ISD staffer and Education Foundation grant recipient recognized her home in Dr. Hindt’s video.  Her thanks is our thanks to you.

Let’s keep expanding our circle with http://tinyurl.com/katyisdfamilies

Keep reaching out and reminding your network of friends, family, acquaintances, business associates.

Share the link across your social media platforms. 

Help us find and secure matching fund opportunities.

Let’s keep going.

We are grateful for your support

The Katy ISD Education Foundation

 

Message from Katy ISD Superintedent Hindt!

September 15, 2017

We’ve hit over $29,000 (almost 50% of our goal) with 229 donors - Thank you! Check out and share this great video from Katy ISD Superintendent, Dr. Hindt, on how we can continue to support our Katy ISD staff, students and their families over the next 26 days. https://vimeo.com/234006343

*The video is also now on our PledgeCents fundraising page.*

Over $23,000 Raised So Far!

September 13, 2017

What a great start!  Thanks to the generosity of 190 investors we reached more than 60% of our $30,000 goal in 48 hours.  So, we’ve doubled the goal to $60,000 as we surge ahead collecting even more support for the thousands of Katy ISD staff, students and their families affected by flooding in their homes.  

Our family of Harvey Relief Fund donors includes people from all over the country, including our new friends from Camden, N.J.:

Let’s expand our circle with http://tinyurl.com/pledgecentskatyisdfamilies

Please reach out to your network of friends, family, acquaintances, business associates.

Share the link across your social media platforms.  

Help us find and secure matching fund opportunities.

The response has been great.  The needs are greater. Let’s keep going.

 

We are grateful for your support,

The Katy ISD Education Foundation

 

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Janet Theis September 20, 2017

To 3X Katy Parent:
Our Harvey fundraiser is a special project that will end in October. 100% of funds raised will go to Katy ISD staff, students and their families affected by flooding in their homes.

Who receives support will be determined by campus administrators, who are keenly aware of their staff and student needs. How much support is given and how many are helped will be completely driven by how much we raise.

Hope this helps! Feel free to contact us at foundation@katyisd.org if you have other questions.

Tri-West High School Lizton, Indiana September 20, 2017

Tri-West High School Community from Lizton, Indiana is keeping all of those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in our thoughts and prayers.

Janet Theis September 20, 2017

Hi Rita H.,

Thank you for reaching out! The Katy ISD Partners in Education is managing those relationships. You can reach them at foundation@katyisd.org.

Tracy and Dixie Sanders September 18, 2017

Thank you for being helpful in getting Katy back to normal after Harvey.

Ann Gurley September 17, 2017

Katy schools have been a big help with programs that inspire my grandson.

Rita Humbert September 16, 2017

We are looking to "adopt an elementary school" - we not only want to send some $ from our fundraising efforts but we would also like to establish a "pen pal relationship" with the school for this school year if possible...Can you help me do this?

Steve Elliott September 16, 2017

Prayers and support for all those who suffered losses of any kind!

Denise R Keenaghan September 15, 2017

We love living in Katy; thanks for helping all of us to spread that love!!

A 3X KatyISD Parent September 15, 2017

As an impacted Katy Family from Hurricane Harvey, and with in the KISD school district for 13+ years...I am interested to know if there is there a plan on how the donations will be used? Any feedback is much appreciated.

Victoria Jones September 13, 2017

My heart goes out to all affected by Hurricane Harvey! I'm thankful to see so many people come together in this time of need and work to rebuild & grow!

Bonnie Balazs September 13, 2017

My family and I hope those in KISD who have suffered a loss recover quickly.

5th grade girls September 13, 2017

A group of 5th grade girls decided to have a bake sale/lemonade stand to raise money for hurricane victims. One of the parents involved attended Mayde Creek Elementary-- Tara Nyc, Class of 1984. We are from Cranford, NJ and our school flooded during Hurricane Irene in 2011. We hope this helps.

Ricky Bean September 12, 2017

I hope all those who were affected by Harvey will be able to get back to some normalcy soon. Stay safe and thinking of all of you.

Winkelmann September 12, 2017

My family has all of you affected by this in ours thoughts and prayers.

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Praying for elll Katy ISD staff affected by Harvey.

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Prayers for the affected families.

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The money we are donating came from a book sale fundraiser we held this past weekend at Boston University. We are thinking of all of you down there in Texas.

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We are Katy strong, together, in our prayers for always.

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