The Willard Children’s Charitable Foundation celebrated its annual Fall Harvest Gathering last weekend with a review of its support for kids over the year, which will be boosted by more than $3,500 in additional funds raised at the event.
Participants enjoyed a hot dog and hamburger dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment by the Willard High School Ensemble Band.
Dr. Rhonda Bishop, Principal of Willard Orchard Hills Elementary, presented the WCCF with a check for $800 from part of the proceeds from the school’s 2nd annual “Run for the Orchard 5K”. Earlier this fall, the Willard Band passed the bucket at a home football game and raised $905 for the WCCF.
The mission of the Willard Children’s Charitable Foundation is to raise, manage, and distribute funds to benefit the children and the future generations of the Willard community and school district.
Funds were pledged and distributed in the past year in support of:
- $6,000 in scholarships to eight deserving Willard graduates;
- Intensive psychological testing for several needy children;
- Dental, medical and vision examinations and therapies for several children; and
- Health-related equipment, including iPads with specialized apps for children with disabilities, for use by district schools.
Congratulations to the WCCF board and all the volunteers and donors who make this great work possible on behalf of kids in Willard.