February Phone-a-thon to benefit Rockford Education Foundation

REF Phone-a-thon volunteers Cathy Newberg, Paul & Sue Spinder and Sue Arends hard at work preparing the mailing at last years phone-a-thon.


The Rockford Education Foundation will be conducting its annual Phone-a-thon on February 23, 24 and 25, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. On each of those three nights, volunteers will be calling parents in the Rockford school district to ask for donations.  The foundation funds educational opportunities for learners in the Rockford area.

“The REF has once again awarded $60,000 to the Rockford community in grants this year,” says Phone Chairperson, Theresa Webb. “Since 1991, we have awarded more than $800,000. The Phone-a-thon is one of our largest fundraisers of the year and last year we raised $22,000 for the Foundation.”

“The state budget cuts in education have made our work even more important,” says Sue Arend, REF Administrator. “We really appreciate the support we have received from the community in the past, and hope people will consider helping us out, in any way that you can, again this year.”

Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the Phone-a-thon may call the REF at 863-6317.

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