The 10th annual Camas Educational Foundation Phone-A-Thon was deemed a “major success,” raising thousands of dollars in pledges from Camas School District households.
When it was over, the phone-a-thon raised $22,000, a 22 percent increase over the original goal of $18,000.
“I am amazed at how generous Camas parents and teachers are with their time and money,” said Roopa Pathak, event chair. “That is what is so special about the Camas School District. I am equally impressed with the kids who so enthusiastically did all the phone calls with so much politeness and professionalism.”
The funds raised go to Camas schools for innovative curriculum enhancements, such as the mobile iPod Touch lab. Organizers said one student volunteer told a caller who asked about the grants that his class uses the technology every day and to complete specific projects. These programs would not exist without CEF supporters.
“Kudos to all the volunteers who helped with arranging food for the kids, data entry and everything else,” Pathak said. “Without their help, I couldn’t have done it.”