Friends of Adaire work to enrich and support the education at Fishtown's Alexander Adaire K-8 School.
Save the Date! Our first Happy Hour of the summer will be at La Colombe, the coffee emporium and whiskey distillery on Frankford Ave, on Thursday, July 30th, from 5-7 p.m. We'll be launching our campaign to raise money for Adaire's auditorium, a key priority for Principal Anna Jenkins! Stay tuned and please plan to join us for a good time for a great cause at a fantastic kid-friendly venue!
Friends of Adaire hosted a public Q&A with Principal Anna Jenkins wrapping up her first year leading Alexander Adaire K-8 at the Fishtown Recreation Center on June 18. We heard about all the amazing developments at Adaire this year and about exciting news for next school year. While their parents listened to Mrs. Jenkins, kids made art with Alexis Olsen, who's starting up Palmer Pond Art Center, an arts and dance hub at Montgomery and Gaul down the block from Adaire.
COMCAST CARES DAY, Saturday, April 25th was truly a remarkable day for Adaire. Comcast picked our beloved K-8 school in Fishtown for its huge Comcast Cares Day of service, sending many employees to volunteer, buying supplies and coordinating the complicated event. Friends of Adaire worked with Comcast, Home & School, Principal Jenkins, teachers, staff, students, parents, neighbors, and so many others to accomplish a long list of cleaning, painting, polishing and planting goals. We are so incredibly grateful for the countless ways so many people contributed to making our school look better!
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Want to DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR WORK? We've made that easier than ever via PayPal! Friends of Adaire received notice that we were granted OFFICIAL 501(c)3 STATUS on Friday, Oct. 3, so all donations since July 1st are tax-deductible! Now we're able to really raise funds to support the education at Adaire!
VOLUNTEER! Interested in helping out? Please contact us if you'd like to volunteer your time to help support Adaire. We could use help in the near future: organizing a wide variety of events; connecting with local business owners; creating a lot of printed materials; tabling at local festivals; and more! Join us!
Our Amazon Wishlist SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE is an easy way for you to buy what Adaire teachers have specifically requested. Also, please consider donating to help buy tablets or laptops for students through DonorsChoose.org.
If you have a TARGET CREDIT CARD, you can designate 1% of your spending at Target stores to be donated to Adaire. Follow this link to Target Take Charge of Education.
Earn cash for Adaire by CLIPPING BOX TOPS from hundreds of products. You can save up and drop off the box tops at the school or bring them to one of our monthly meetings.
The Adaire SCHOOLYARD IS GOING TO BE TRANSFORMED, and Friends of Adaire is leading the effort! Building on the design architect Ian Smith created for us based on input we collected in fall 2014, we are pushing for progress with our partners in the City and School District. The Philadelphia Water Department is planning to contribute a rain garden, trees, and permeable soft surface; and Council President Darrell Clarke has pledged to bring a state-of-the-art playground structure to Adaire, plus some other amenities we'll enjoy. Stay tuned for a public meeting about the schoolyard sometime in the late summer/early fall. And as of late May, our city partners still thought that a construction timeline of summer 2016 was doable!
Friends of Adaire have had a BLAST at our HAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISERS! The last Thursday of the month at different bars around Fishtown, these events have raised a lot of money for Adaire and our spirits tremendously! We have had great turnouts for nights out at Fette Sau on May 28th, Murph's on April 30th, our event at Cedar Point on Feb. 26, and our HAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISER at Frankford Hall was a rousing success! We raised $1,000 at the Thursday, January 29th, event for Adaire's awesome MUSIC program, enabling us to buy instruments and music supplies requested by Adaire's music teachers!
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