Compass Academy in Idaho Falls is lending a helping hand to a California school hit by the recent wildfires in Sonoma and Napa counties.
Compass Academy and Napa’s New Technology School are both part of the New Tech Network, and a Compass news release said the schools have connections among students and staff. The release said Napa students have missed a week of school while some in the area have lost homes and businesses.
According to the release, those wishing to donate “toiletries, household consumables, nonperishables and gift cards (Walmart, Target, etc.) can drop them off at the school at 955 Garfield St. Donations also will be accepted at a World War 1 Museum night scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the school. A truck will leave for California on Thursday afternoon.
Cash donations will be accepted during parent-teacher conferences Thursday and Friday, and all proceeds from Compass’ STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) auction will also be donated. Compass representatives will purchase gift cards with the money raised.
The release said Compass Academy “invites all schools, residents, businesses, and citizens of Idaho Falls to participate and contribute.”