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Mater Dei Academy - Help Us Shine

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Raised by 7 people in 24 months
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linda reis
on behalf of Mater Dei Academy
 COLUMBUS, OH
Help Mater Dei Academy shine brighter.  We are asking for your support with the following two tasks:

1.  Raise money through donations or other fundraising activities for our beloved school so that we can hire necessary staff and continue to provide the best religious and academic education for our children.  MDA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

2.  Invite new families to learn about MDA.  Time after time, when we have visitors to our school, we hear that MDA is like a breath of fresh air.  Our children are kind and respectful and full of joy.  Help us share that with families looking for a school like MDA.

Mater Dei Academy was founded in 1971 as a religious school in the Catholic tradition.  Located in Whitehall, Ohio, it is chartered by the State of Ohio for grades Pre-K-8.

Like other Catholic schools, for many years, MDA hosted Friday night bingo to raise funds for the school and keep tuition low in order to continue to serve as many families as possible.  However, over time, bingo fell out of favor, and no longer provided revenue for our little school.  During that critical time we pulled together and relied on God's grace to see us through keeping the school open.   God has been faithful to us and has provided us with some generous sponsors including alumni, prior parents, and even priests who wish to see the mission of the school continue. 

Just like other private schools, MDA is dependent on tuition, fund raising, and donations to operate. In order to continue to serve as many families as possible, we are still striving to keep tuition low.  The number of families directly impacts the schools guaranteed revenue, so when the school is small we must make up the difference with fundraising and donations. 

Sometimes the world can look so dark, and MDA continues to be a light in the darkness.  We need you to help us SHINE BRIGHTER, attract more families, and hire more teachers. 

Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” Matt 5: 13-16

MDA is currently staffed with three teachers who cover K-8 grade.  Our wonderful teachers have much on their plate and we need to lighten their load.  Please help us by donating to MDA, so that we can continue our mission during a time when it is so critically important.  Additionally, help other families by letting them know about this hidden gem, commonly referred to as “Our Blessed Mother’s little school.”  MDA welcomes visitors all year long who are considering enrollment.

MDA's Mission Statement:
"Mater Dei Academy is dedicated to the propagation and defense of true Christian ideals and academic excellence for the honor and glory of God, the improvement of the individual, and devotion to our beloved country, under the patronage of Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God."

Donations can be made through gofundme or directly to the school.  If you have any fundraising activities you would like to support, please contact Ellen Hewitt or Beth Milliken.  Finally, if you have any families are interested in the school, please have them call the school at (614) 231-1984 to set up a meeting, or point them to the MDA website

May God bless you and your family! Thank you for your support during this time of great opportunity as well as great need!

Sincerely,

All of us at MDA

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Thank you for your generous donations and prayers for Mater Dei Academy. With your help, we are achieving our goal!
May God bless you and your precious families!
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We are into our second year using the classical curriculum which encourages reading the Classics and learning Latin.
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According to Memoria Press's link, "The (classical) curriculum has an early focus on the basic skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic and a special emphasis on Latin. Latin is the best way to gain an academic vocabulary, to learn the formal system of grammar, and is, along with math, the best early critical thinking skills training." (MemoriaPress.com)
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Mater Dei Academy (501C3 non-profit).
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Mater Dei Academy, will be most grateful for your financial support - may God bless you for it!
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Thank you for supporting Mater Dei Academy in Columbus, Ohio. May God bless you!
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