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Our community’s gifts – your gifts – to the Foundation enable us to support student achievement and success.  We have been fortunate to work with some incredible people who found a passion for our students, our educators and our classrooms- throughout their personal experiences, and as a member of the 2018 Leadership Lawrence class. They came to us at the Foundation with a goal to help fill in the gaps and ensure every students and family has the opportunity to achieve, succeed and graduate future ready, eliminating any barrier of need. With their generosity, we established a new privately-funded program, I.C.A.N. The “CAN” in I.C.A.N. stands for Classroom Angel Network,

The goal is to provide school social workers, counselors and school psychologists within the Lawrence Public Schools funds necessary to meet the immediate and emergency needs of students. Children without running water. Children without a mattress to sleep on. Children without shoes to wear. Children who need socks, underwear, and health and hygiene products, so they can come to school clean, confident, and ready to learn.

Will You Be A Classroom Angel?

LET'S KEEP FEEDING THE KIDS! - A Community FREE Meal Program for students and district families.

Good news! Local restaurants have joined us to begin providing free meals to all children under the age of 18. This partnership will feed children AND support local businesses. The Lawrence Restaurant Association, other local businesses, The Chamber, the Lawrence Schools Foundation, and community volunteers join us in making this effort possible. Families may access the free restaurant meals for children via curbside pickup from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday at four school sites: Hillcrest and Schwegler Elementary Schools and Billy Mills and Liberty Memorial Central Middle Schools.

We applaud this community effort and invite contributions to the Lawrence Schools Foundation to support it. Donations may be made online at: or by sending a check to the Lawrence Schools Foundation's I C.A.N. Fund at 110 McDonald Drive Lawrence, KS 66044.

To Volunteer To Distribute Meals:

THANK YOU- Bigg's BBQ, Six Mile Chophouse and Tavern, 23rd Street Brewery, Ramen Bowls, Fields & Ivy Brewery, Cheesy Street, J. Wilson's, Johnny's Tavern West, Global Cafe, Lawrence Merchants Pub & Plate, Hy-Vee & Big Mill.

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