Parent Driven Non-Profit Looks to Help School District

"Friends of Elmira City School District"

Parent starting Non-Profit for ECSD

May 15, 2012

Elmira (WENY) - It might be too late to save teachers from budget cuts, but one Elmira parent trying to make a difference next year by starting her own non profit. Parent and organizer, Karen King started out with a Facebook group called "Fundrasing project for ECSD". She's started a non profit organization called "Friends of Elmira City School District". Karen's been reaching out to local businesses and parents for donations to go directly to saving programs like art, music and P.E.

“This is a political issue as well and it needs to stop and people should be more actively letting our legislators know and our governor know that education needs to be a priority,” says King.

King says the organization will send the money to the schools as it comes in.