The two-week drive held in April encouraged families to donate by with banners and signs listing specific programs funded by the RBEF. In addition, the school that brought in the most donations received a $5,000 grant, and the top five schools that increased donor participation each received $1,000 grants.
Jefferson Elementary School had the highest percentage of participating families at 35.5 percent, while Beryl Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Washington Elementary, Adams Middle and Redondo Union High schools all more than doubled the number of families that donated to RBEF, according to the organization's Facebook page.
For its status as the top fundraising campus, Jefferson received the $5,000 grant.
Though specific numbers for this year's drive have not been disclosed—the Beach Reporter reported that the donations are still being tallied—RBEF President Ted Caddock said he expects it to exceed last year's total of more than $600,000 in donations.
"We tried something different this year, and the results were overwhelming," Caddock told the Beach Reporter. "I am excited about this year, but I am more excited about what it means for our potential to do more in the future."
- Full story: Redondo Ed Foundation Makes Big Strides in Best-Ever Donor Drive [Beach Reporter]