We were fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to help the School of Excellence add iPads to their new initiative of tech learning for kids with autism and other learning disabilities. We are grateful to have been a small part fo their future plans for tech in the classroom and can't way to see how their students respond to it.
This month we had the opportunity to donate iPads to the Joshua School in Denver Colorado. It was an awesome opportunity to support a small independent school whose mission it is to support kids in the community with learning disabilities including autism. These iPads are a huge tool for the students at this school, but because the are a small independent charter school funding is harder to come by. We are grateful to be able to be a small part of their mission to help those in their community. A BIG THANKS to OtterBox who provided the school with their amazingly indestructible cases.
We are always looking for donors to help us continue to do the work we do in the community. You can make a donation on our website, but you can also check out our webstore where we have products for sale to show your support. All proceeds from the sale of these products goes to the foundation. If you can't donate right now think about sharing what we do with your friends. Thank you for your support.
We were able to deliver 5 iPads to the Spectrum Academy thanks to the generous donations from the community through the GoFundMe campaign. The Campaign was able to raise $1125 while The Martin Jahnsen Foundation paid the 7% GoFundMe fees and donated an additional amount needed. In total this campaign raised $1,285.41
We had an opportunity to support a local chapter of the LittleFreeLibrary.org. We were able to donate close to 50 books that where high on this chapter's wanted list. Little groups like this can do a lot to help with literacy and confidence in a neighborhood and we love the ability to share with our neighbors. It's a great way to do a little to help in your own community.
We also had the opportunity to do a second book drive this summer for Project Sleep Tight. This organization was looking for chapter books for kids aged 9-12 and we were Abel to provide over 50 books for their project. What they do is create tote bags with things students would need to be successful including a book. It's our small way in helping the local community and other non-profits making a difference.
This fall we are going to partner with the Utah Grizzlies at one of their games. The Grizzlies will be offering tickets at reduced rates with a portion of proceeds from ticket sales going to the Martin Jahnsen Foundation. What a great opportunity to have a fun night while supporting what we do. We can't wait!
From time to time we partner with organizations who do good in the community and this is why we are partnering with Millie's Princess Foundation Run. Millie's Princess Foundation takes a tragic event and turns it into something amazing that helps lots of kids and we love that. This year we raised over $500 for this organization.
We are once again partnering with The Sharing Place to help them update their iPads. They use iPads within their organization to support their goals and mission, but their iPads are old, sluggish and outdated. New iPads would help them to do what they need to do and so much more. We have started a GoFundMe campaign in order to help this organization get the funds to do this. Can't wait to update you further.
The Martin Jahnsen Foundation was fortunate enough to partner with a local Best Buy store to help us award iPads to families. This was a great opportunity for the Martin Jahnsen Foundation and Best Buy to give back to the local community.
Energy efficiency is something very important to The Martin Jahnsen Foundation and we promote this with our "LED Makeover". This campaign looks for businesses or individuals who could benefit from replacing their traditional lightbulbs with LED bulbs. It's one small way to help reduce our energy consumption while helping individuals and organizations save money.
We were able to partner with the Spectrum Academy to donate iPads to families who attend the academy. The Spectrum Academy is the oldest and largest charter school for children with disabilities. A BIG THANKS to OtterBox who provided the school with their amazingly indestructible cases.
We partnered with the ASSERT school in Logan Utah in order to provide the school with iPads that they can use as an alternative communication device, for receptive and expressive academic programs, for reinforcement/rewards and other assessments as well. A BIG THANKS to OtterBox who provided the school with their amazingly indestructible cases.
$1125 RAISED THE FOR SPECTRUM ACADEMY. In April we partnered with The Spectrum Academy again to try to raise funds to provide more iPads to the academy. We not only broke our goal of $1000 we beat it by $125! This helped to provide The Spectrum Academy with iPads they could use with their students in class. These extra units are going to be a huge help for students and teachers ofd The Spectrum Academy.
We have partnered with carbonfund.org to have 25 trees planted in the US. It's a small amount, but we hope that even this small contribution to our environment can help for generations to come. Just like the Martin Jahnsen Foundation which is a small non-profit, not large enough to support the needs of the community, but as those planted trees grow so will The Martin Jahnsen Foundation. Who knows what we can do once we grow. We will continue to donate to this cause from time to time.
We are proud to announce that The Martin Jahnsen Foundation is offsetting it's carbon footprint with a partnership through carbonfund.org This means that we are doing our small part to make this world a little better for all.
The environment is important to those at The Martin Jahnsen Foundation and so we are pleased to announce that we have signed up to purchase RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates) to offset our electrical use at the foundation. This is another way that The Martin Jahnsen Foundation is committed to the environment.