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What’s Your Wonder?

Zoey, a 5th grader at Chamisa Elementary

Wonder is all around us this time of year. We want to share with you the wonder that your gifts to the LAPS Foundation make possible. In this case, it’s the wonder of students like Zoey and her 5th grade friends at Chamisa. They received copies of the book Wonder, about a boy with a facial deformity and how his peers initially perceive him. Ultimately he makes new friends and accepts himself for who he is. It’s a truly inspiring story that the students are excited to experience.

Please make your year-end gift to the LAPS Foundation today so more students like Zoey, in all grades Pre K – 12th, can find their wonder.

Your donation of any amount makes a difference – $20 buys a book similar to Wonder for kids like Zoey, $100 provides online learning tools, $500 covers hardware and fixtures for a classroom refresh, and $1000 sends a teacher to a national conference or funds an artist in residence for 2 months.

Click here to make your tax-deductible donation today!

Thank you so much for considering this investment in education. Together we’re ensuring brighter futures for all LAPS students. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or ideas.

P.S. In the book Wonder, Auggie’s teacher Mr. Tushman says “The best way to measure how much you’ve grown isn’t by inches or the number of laps you can now run around the track, or even your grade point average–though those things are important, to be sure. It’s what you’ve done with your time, how you’ve chosen to spend your days and whom you’ve touched this year. That, to me, is the greatest measure of success.” In the spirit of these wise words, please make a donation to LAPS Foundation and help us reach our goal of $32,000 by December 31!