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Leander ISD Reaches $10,000 Fundraising Goal for 10th Year
Austin, TX –
Supporting Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas
This Spring, Leander Independent School District celebrated their 10th year of supporting Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas by surpassing their fundraising goal of $10,000. The school district raised money through an online fundraising page, in addition to their annual “Jeans for Wishes Week” where staff in the district were able to donate to Make-A-Wish in exchange for wearing jeans for a week!
Leander ISD supports Make-A-Wish and their efforts to bring hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Each year, they raise money in honor of a student within the district who will be receiving a wish. This year, the money raised will help grant wishes for kids like Cedar Park Middle School student, Lance. Lance is a 14 year-old who was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2014 and is in the process of receiving his wish!
“Leander ISD has been a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish® for a decade because we know that students like Lance count on us to make their wishes possible,” said Veronica Sopher, LISD assistant superintendent of community and governmental relations. “By investing back into our community through Make-A-Wish, we are helping to give our students and their families renewed strength as they face serious illnesses with courage. On behalf of LISD, we thank all of those who made a donation to the campaign this year.”
About Leander ISD
About Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas
Leander Independent School District, located northwest of Austin in Williamson and Travis Counties, continues to be one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state, educating some 36,000 students at its 37 campuses in 2014–2015. LISD continues to be a district of choice for families moving to the area because it strives to meet the unique needs of every child, offers rigorous course options, is home to three International Baccalaureate schools and boasts state-winning athletic and fine arts programs. Strong leadership and phenomenal community engagement are central to the district’s success. More than 13,000 registered volunteers donate their time, talents, and expertise to LISD students each year. Governed by seven at-large members of the Board of Trustees and led by tenured Superintendent Bret Champion, Leander ISD is a district focused on ensuring that all students graduate with every option open. For more information about LISD, visit www.leanderisd.org.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. With the help of generous donors and more than 250 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas has granted more than 4,000 wishes to children in 40 counties since 1984. During the last year, volunteers and donors made it possible for 233 kids to experience the magic of a wish.
A child with a qualifying life-threatening medical condition can refer him/herself or be referred by a medical professional, parent or guardian by calling 1-800-880-9474 or visiting cstx.wish.org. Please help spread the word about our wish-granting work. A wish experience can truly change a child’s life…and so can you. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit www.cstx.wish.org