How many students will benefit from the Help Kids Succeed program this year?

In 2016, Thompson Education Foundation (TEF) filled 1,700 backpacks, representing 1 in every 10 students in Thompson School District. The 2017 numbers are still coming in but TEF expects to fill 1,500 – 1,700 this year.

What kind of supplies are put into the packs?

TEF works to be sure the supplies are similar brands and quality to what other students bring to school.

Can my company donate notebooks with our logo on them?

TEF does not allow logo items into the backpacks as that would identify the students as having received a free backpack. If your company would like to make a donation, please contact TEF at 970-613-5074 or info@thompsontef.org to discuss recognition options.

Can I volunteer to help pack backpacks for Help Kids Succeed?

Yes. Please contact TEF at 970-613-5074 or email info@thompsontef.org.

How does a student receive a backpack?

A student needs to go to the office of the school they will be attending in the fall and ask for a backpack. The backpacks are available to any student with an expressed need, providing the opportunity to both students receiving free/reduced lunch and those whose families may have fallen on recent hard times. The backpacks have different supplies for elementary, middle and high schools. It is important to request the backpack from the school the student will be registered so it is possible that one family may have to visit more than one school to receive backpacks.

Where will my donation go?

Your donation will be accepted by TEF and directed specifically to the Help Kids Succeed fund for use only for that program.

Is my contribution tax-deductible?

Yes. Contributions to Thompson Education Foundation are tax-deductible.

Is Thompson Education Foundation a 501c3?

Yes. TEF is a registered 501c3. Our TIN number is 84-1158256.

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes. You will receive an email receipt from the platform at the time of transaction. TEF will also send you a gift receipt via email.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please contact TEF at 970-613-5074 or email info@thompsontef.org