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Employee Organizations Present Fire Relief Donations

Deadline Extended to Support School Communities Affected by Wildfires

Group posing with envelope of gift cards

L-R: John Liddicoat (SCOETA), Tara Deggs (CSEA), and Superintendent Gordon present donations to Tim Taylor, Ashley Slovak, and Danny Lynch (SSDA).

Leaders of the employee organizations representing Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) teachers and classified employees presented generous donations today to “CA Kids Fire Relief.” Contributions came from the organizations themselves, as well as their members.

The financial and emotional support effort, announced last month, is a collaboration between the Small School Districts Association (SSDA), the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA), and SCOE. The goal is to help students, families, and schools affected by the catastrophic wildfires across the region.

John Liddicoat, SCOE Teachers Association (SCOETA) President, and Tara Degg, California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 480 First Vice President, presented the donations on behalf of their organizations.

How to Help

SCOE is collecting gift cards for food, clothing, gasoline, as well as credit card-style gift cards (Visa, Mastercard, AmEx) on behalf of the Small School Districts Association, which is distributing the donations to students and families as soon as possible. Online donations are also being accepted by SSDA via PayPal. (Cash, checks, clothing, and household items are not being collected.)

Students are also being encouraged to get involved by making cards and writing positive letters of support, which will be hand-delivered to students and schools in the fire regions.

Gift cards and letters should be mailed to:

CA Kids Fire Relief
Ashley Slovak
C/O Sacramento County Office of Education
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA, 95826-9003

The original two-week contribution deadline has been extended to October 1.