We all know someone who has been affected by the recent hurricane disasters, and when it’s one of your own, it truly hits close to home.
St. Croix Montessori is near and dear to The Duluth Montessori School. This school is cherished by our own teacher, Ginger Kleiber, as it is her mother’s life work. In addition, our Adolescent students hold fond memories of their visit last spring when they studied ecology, marine biology, botany and the island’s native culture.
Hurricane Maria ravaged homes, hospitals, schools and communities on St. Croix, and the re-opening of its schools is crucial to rebuilding and returning to a normal way of life. St. Croix Montessori is one of the first to re-open, and serves as a beacon of light, pride and hope for the island. In addition, students from neighboring St. Thomas and St. John will need to relocate to St. Croix, so it must be ready to accommodate them as well.
We are collecting contributions from our families to meet the school’s immediate needs. To make your donation, please make your check payable to the Edith K. Overholser Foundation, indicating in the memo portion “St. Croix Montessori Hurricane Relief”. Kindly send your check to either school office by Friday, October 6.
Your donations will:
- Support the replacement of damaged school supplies
- Restore roof and other campus structures
- Provide counseling for children and families
- Secure generator power for the next six months
- Support scholarships for children whose families’ jobs were lost
- Support the cost of day-to-day operations
Thank you for your generosity in supporting the larger Montessori Community. We are all in this together!
Phillip D. Willingham
Head of School