5 WAYS GIVING IS GOOD
You can not only impact others but...

Most non-profit organizations share the valued created by contributions and the tax benefits associated with donating. Let us share how your generosity can not only impact others, but effect your well-being. In an article published by Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, the authors touted the benefits of giving aren't just limited to the recipients, but extend to the giver in the form of better health and happiness. Research suggests the same benefits come from donating to charities or volunteering your time. Here are some of the ways the article states giving is good for you and your community:

Giving makes us feel happy.
Giving is good for our health.
Giving promotes cooperation and social connection.
Giving evokes gratitude.
Giving is contagious.


With so many demands during the holiday season, it can be difficult to focus on the greater good your giving can create for everyone. Your donations to WEF increase our ability to support our students, as well as impact the overall well-being of the entire Wiseburn community. We hope through the process of giving you find much joy and happiness from your acts of generosity! Click here to read the entire article.

If you're looking for a secure and meaning organization to support or have not donated to WEF this year, please consider supporting our Annual Appeal before 12/31/2017. Click on the donate button below to contribute online or visit www.wiseburnedfoundation.org. WEF is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. WEF's Tax ID number is 95-4583405.










MUSIC TO OUR EARS
Whether a student is an aspiring soprano or just likes to sing along with the radio, they're bound to benefit from exposure to a formal music education. Learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. Benefits include discipline, learning a skill, managing performance, and working as part of a group.

The Wiseburn Education Foundation is proud to financially support WUSD's robust vocal and instrumental music programs. Your donations to WEF help facilitate the purchase of new instruments, music repertoire, speakers, stage panels, and instruction. Please join us for one of the Wiseburn's concerts highlighting our students' musical talents. The Winter Concert will be held on December 20th and 21st, Rock Around the Block on March 24, 2018, and Concert on the Green on June 8, 2018. 










SUPPORTING MUSIC EDUCATION
Wiseburn Education Foundation President, Debbie Felt, was honored to present Chet Pipkin and Matt Wunder of DaVinci Schools a check for $15,000 at their grand opening ceremony on December 9th. The money will support the Wiseburn-DaVinci Music Program lead by Toby Harwell.



YOU SHOP. AMAZON DONATES.
No matter the day of the year, every time you shop online with Amazon think of Wiseburn Education Foundation, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WEF. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service, AND more money for our schools!  Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday season at smile.amazon.com.
                

WEF TEACHER GRANTS
Teacher grant money is hard at work at Anza Elementary, in Jordan McKenna and Suzanne Guidi’s classrooms, with the purchase of a 3D printer. During the Genius Hour, students develop 3D designing skills using Tinkercad and bring their designs to life with the use of their new 3D print machine. In addition, students are cultivating public speaking skills while presenting their projects to the entire class. Creating holiday ornaments was their first endeavor.  Both the Tickercard software and ED printer are a big hit!

UPCOMING EVENTS​











ICY WINTER WONDERLAND
PARENT SOCIAL

Who is ready for another Parent Party? Get a babysitter and party with us for this adult only themed event. Join WEF and the Wiseburn Community for dinner and a night of good music and dancing. It definitely will be a fun evening and you’ll be home into time to pay the babysitter. This year's event will be on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 7-11pm at Dana Middle School.

ROCK AROUND THE BLOCK
Save the date for our annual family fun day, Rock Around the Block (RAB), on March 24, 2018 at Dana Middle School. This fundraising event includes student musical performances, games, rides, food, silent auction, and activities for the entire family. Proceeds from the event support visual and performing arts education in WUSD. Interested in getting helping with RAB? Email info@wiseburnedfoundation.org. 







Wiseburn Education Foundation
5309 W. 135th Street
Hawthorne, CA 90250
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