HEPA Filters / Piedmont Challenge / Piedmont Community Quilt

Hi everyone, 

Great news – we reached our HEPA filter fundraising goal! Please see the note below for more information from the four tri-school presidents!

– HEPA filter fundraiser 

– Piedmont Challenge for climate action

– Piedmont Community Quilt 

Thanks, 

Ruchi

HEPA filter fundraiser update

The tri-elementary school presidents are thrilled to share that we have reached our collective goal of raising $22,000 to provide each classroom with a HEPA filter in just a week!

We are so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community, which ranged from future parents to alumni. We have shared this news with the PUSD administration, who are placing an order shortly, and we expect that the filters will be installed once they are received in the next few weeks.

Thank you so much for your generous donations for this specific ask. If you have any questions about the filters, please visit the fundraiser’s landing page, which still contains all the relevant information, or reach out to your parent club president.

Best regards,

Andrea Curran and Reichel Broussard, Co-Presidents of the Wildwood Parent’s Club

Lindsay Thomasson, Havens Parent Club president

Ruchi Medhekar, Beach Parents Organization president

Update on the Piedmont Challenge:

The Piedmont Challenge is a chance to make a difference at home! The challenge is a fun, free website where you can work with your family to record actions you take. Each climate friendly action earns you points. The challenge is meant to offer some competitive fun to our climate action goals. To learn more, visit the city website or email climate fellow Nate Redinbo at nredinbo@piedmont.ca.gov.

Piedmont Community Quilt Interweaves Narratives That Matter

The Community “Art Quilt” Project provides a creative outlet for an inclusive community conversation about “The Things that Matter” to all of us during these unique times. That can mean social justice, climate change, family, friendship, health, hope, community, whatever things the pandemic has made you realize “matter to you.” Sponsored by the Piedmont Arts Fund (www.piedmontartsfund.org), the project asks the Piedmont community to create a square that will be included in a commemorative community quilt that will later be displayed in the new Theatre building. 

Make it yourself Quilt Square packets are available for purchase. Donations help fund performing and visual arts programs in the schools. Quilt kits are available free, pay what you can, as well at cost plus a suggested donation to PUSD visual and performing arts programs. More information about the quilt kits can be found: https://piedmontstore.org/products/things-that-matter-piedmont-art-community-quilt-project

“We intentionally called this an ‘Art Quilt,'” said Piedmont Arts Fund co-chair Christiana Reining, “because we want to invite members of the community to express themselves not just with sewing, but with paints, dyes, lettering, stencils, whatever medium they prefer.”

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