Friends of Adaire work to enrich and support the education at Fishtown's Alexander Adaire K-8 School.
Save The Date for the cutest Halloween Happy Hour you'll ever see! We're converging on Frankford Hall on Girard on Thursday, Oct. 29th, for a Halloween Happy Hour Fundraiser that's ALSO a costume parade and preview for the young ones! Bring the kids -- in costume! Once again, we'll be raising money for the effort to overhaul Adaire's auditorium! That's the same night as Adaire's 8th graders transform the school into a haunted house of horrors! Prepare to be spooked!
Thanks to the Philadelphia School District's Gear Up Grant, Adaire is going to receive a $50,000 grant for a new computer lab full of Apple computers! Principal Jenkins put it on her wish list and won it for Adaire! Now, along with the Google Chromebooks we helped buy last year and Adaire's existing computer lab, that is three classrooms with enough computers for every student at 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!
Want to DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR WORK? We've made that easier than ever via PayPal & the button below! Friends of Adaire's 501(c)3 nonprofit status makes all donations tax-deductible!
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 has completed 30% design plans for our new schoolyard, incorporating information from geological and hydrological surveys and many other studies. The PWD 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!
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 family-friendly nights out at Starboard Side on Sept. 24th, at La Colombe on July 30th, 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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