Ravenswood 8th Grade DC Trip: 2017

$4,860 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 73 people in 1 month
FS
Friends of Ravenswood School  CHICAGO, IL
Update: Thanks to generous offline donations, we're lowering our GoFundMe request to $4,500. Thanks to all who have supported our efforts both offline and online. This GoFundMe campaign ends Friday, March 31.  

Ravenswood Elementary
's eighth-graders have been working hard to raise funds for their class trip to Washington, D.C., but they need your help to get them to our nation's capitol.

For many of these students, this will be their first trip outside of Chicago. The D.C. class trip is a culmination of our students' history, art, social studies and language arts classes. The students hope to visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Smithsonian Museums, the U.S. Capitol, the White House, and the National Mall and Memorials.

It's important to our school that all the eighth-graders who want to attend this class trip can do so – regardless of each family's financial situation.

To ensure that, we're using GoFundMe to fund nine full scholarships and a few partial scholarships for the trip. An overnight coach bus will transport the students in both directions to allow for three full days in D.C. with two nights in a hotel. Trip costs per student are $669.

The students have participated in a fun run, hosted a movie night and a trivia night, and have sold pizzas and candles to raise funds for their trip. To date, the students and their families have raised about $11,000. We need about $18,000 to fund the scholarships and to lower the trip's costs to all families. Donations will go to Friends of Ravenswood School (FORS), a 501(c)3 organization that helps support programs at the school, and you will receive donor acknowledgment letter for your tax records.

The Ravenswood School community has been incredibly supportive of our fund-raising efforts this year, and we're looking to the broader community to get these students all the way to Washington, D.C. We want to give these students this opportunity. The kids are of mixed racial, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds (44.3% of Ravenswood School students live in low-income households with higher percentages in the upper-grade levels).

This trip will show our students how people from different backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs are all part of the United States.
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Update 2
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We're nearly a third of the way to our goal!
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Update 1
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Please donate to help Ravenswood School's eighth-graders go to Washington, D.C. for their class trip. This GoFundMe campaign will pay for full and partial scholarships.

The kids have been working hard all year to ensure that all their classmates can be part of this trip. Let's get them to D.C.!
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$4,860 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 73 people in 1 month
Created March 4, 2017
FS
Friends of Ravenswood School  
MZ
$25
Mary Lou Zwick
26 days ago
MJ
$25
Martina Jackson
26 days ago
AW
$40
Alexis Wilson
27 days ago
DO
$110
DAN O'Neill
27 days ago
CM
$20
Charlotte Marshall
27 days ago
$250
Jim and Cindy Rowe
27 days ago
KT
$50
Karin & Tony
28 days ago

Hope you have a great trip!

RB
$75
Rachel Beals
28 days ago
SH
$50
Sarah Hoagland
28 days ago
PO
$40
Patrick Olsen
28 days ago
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