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See's Donates 90 Pounds of Candy to School

See's Candies donation to Ponderosa's SuperKids Awards Program was one of September's most notable to SSFUSD schools.

took in more donations than any other school in the district in September, much of it in candy.

According to a monthly list released by the school district, Ponderosa received a total of $3,628.05 of cash and in-kind donations, beating runner-up Monte Verde Elementary School by over $1,500. Ponderosa's gifts included 90 one-pound gift certificates from for its SuperKids Awards Program, at an estimated value of $1,449, according to the school district.

Luckily, Principal Janet Ingersoll said her students won't be filling up on 90 pounds of candy all at once. The school distributes 10 gift certificates a month throughout the school year at its regular SuperKids Awards drawing.

The Board of Trustees must vote to formally accept gifts and donations that have been made to district schools; here's a list of donations made in the month of September from the board's agenda for its :

$10.00 from Microsoft (Just Give.org) to be donated to ASB Fund.

$20.00 from Christine Dionisio to be donated to Principal’s Fund.

$26.00 from Macy’s Employee Donation (Kimberly Garde) to be donated to ASB Fund.

$40.00 from Gloria Harrison to be donated to Garden Beautification Fund in memory of Kay Freeman.

$120.00 from Patricia Martin $50.00, Mr/Mrs Carlo Lacambr $50.00, & Baljit Kaur $20.00 to be donated to Principal's Fund.

$150.00 (donor estimated value of 1 box white copy paper, pencils, binder paper, folders & 2 backpacks) from Lazos & Associates, lnc. to be donated to Sunshine Gardens Elementary School.

$159.65 from Target (Take Charge of Education Program) to be donated to ASB Fund.

$160.77 from Target (Take Charge of Education Program) to be donated to Parkway Heights Middle School ASB Fund.

$193.83 from Target (Take Charge of Education Program) to be donated to Monte Verde Elementary School ASB Fund.

$200.00 from Maria Alma Kuchherzki to be donated to to purchase supplies for students.

$318.70 (donor estimated value of 44 Emergency Kit Bags) to be donated to the teachers of Alta Loma Middle School.

$374.56 (donor estimated value of one Canon Image Class Printer and miscellaneous supplies) from Roy Fairchild to be donated to .

$639.05 from Target (Take Charge of Education Program) to be donated to in support of school and student needs.

$650.29 from Target (Take Charge of Education Program) to be donated to the Academic Boosters Fund.

$719.00 from Lifetouch National Studios to be donated to Monte Verde Elementary School ASB Fund.

$1,067.73 from Target (Take Charge of Education Program) to be donated to El Camino High School in support of school needs.

$1,400.00 (donor estimated value of 12 Dell laptop docking stations & 6 laptop bags) to be donated to Spruce Elementary School.

$1,449.00 (donor estimated value of 90 one pound Gift Certificates) from See’s Candies to be donated to Ponderosa Elementary School SuperKids Awards Program.

$1,500.00 (donor estimated value of cases of paper, dry erase pens, glue sticks, pencils & markers) from Takeda San Francisco to be donated to Ponderosa Elementary School.

From the South San Francisco Foundation for Youth:

$1,000.00 to be donated to Monte Verde Elementary School ASB Fund.

$1,000.00 to be donated to South San Francisco Unified School District to purchase food for the Board of Trustees.

$1,000.00 to be donated to Alta Loma Middle School ASB Fund.

M J P October 19, 2011 at 07:31 PM
The community is to be commended for their generosity in support of local education. Having said that, I leave this article scratching my head. 1. Why does the Board of Trustees needs $1000 worth of food? 2. See's Candies is undoubtedly a business the community can count on as a good business citizen. Their generosity and intent is unquestioned. I do question the message our society sends when we reward kids with candy, particularly at school. Obesity plays a major role in rising health care costs. Our nation in a deep fiscal mess, with the cost of health care a major contributor to the problem. Certainly, our schools alone are not to blame for these problems, but they tacitly support unhealthy behaviors when they use food as rewards. Are there better alternatives?
very sad October 20, 2011 at 03:44 AM
Why does everything have to be questioned. Why can't we just say thanks See's.

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