Support the Annual Campaign
DONATE to support the Annual Campaign! “This is the only meal I get, why can’t it be hot.” These are words from a student at PHILLIPS when asked about the school lunch program. PHILLIPS started the Food for Thought lunch program to meet the basic need of providing our students with at least one nutritious meal each day as several students were coming to school hungry. Previously, due to budgetary constraints, the lunch program had not been able to provide hot meals. This past school year we were able to enhance the program and serve hot meals due to the support of our loyal donors and friends like you. Now our goal is to expand the program and start serving breakfast!
Research highlights the importance of starting the school day with a well-balanced and nutritious breakfast. Students are better prepared for learning and academic success when starting the day right. Currently, 142 students qualify for free or reduced lunch, approximately 56% of the PHILLIPS student population. "My class as a whole has improved and they are better prepared for learning. Students look forward to getting lunch everyday and they like that it is hot! I know that providing breakfast will ensure PHILLIPS is meeting the critical need of feeding our students."-PHILLIPS Teacher
Though the majority of our families live at or below the poverty level, PHILLIPS pledges to provide breakfast for all students regardless of their economic situation. Our goal is to raise $30,000 through this year’s annual campaign to fund the breakfast program. Each breakfast meal only costs $1.85 per student. You can help us reach our goal by making a donation today!
$1,000- feed three students for an entire school year
$333- feed a child breakfast for an entire school year
$120- feed a child for three months
$40- feed a child breakfast for one month
Consider monthly giving- a gift of $27.75 each month will feed one student breakfast for an entire school year.
Make your donation today! DONATE NOW. Complete your holiday shopping and consider giving a gift in honor or memory of your family and friends. Your donation at any level will help us reach our goal and ensure our students will now receive two healthy meals each school day!
As we prepare for the holiday season, thank you for remembering our children and families. Please join me as I add PHILLIPS Programs to my holiday list—our dollars will add value to a child’s life, and in the end add priceless meaning to our community. Thank you for joining us on our children’s journey to success and for your continued support!
Volunteer Your Time: Whether you help as an individual or through your company, we welcome your involvement. Contact us to learn about current volunteer opportunities.
Contact the Development Office at 703-941-8810 to learn how you can make a difference today!