Peoria Public Schools Foundation raising money to help local families

“Every child in Peoria deserves an equal and fair playing field.”
Published: Jan. 12, 2023 at 7:15 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Peoria Public Schools Foundation held their 8th annual Breakfast Fundraiser, to help cover costs outside of the budget.

The ‘365 Breakfast’ was a curbside pickup at Hy-Vee in Sheridan Village, as well as Woodruff Career and Technical Center. Those who stopped by were encouraged to donate one dollar per day for a whole year. The organization hoped the breakfast would help raise $50,000 to help positively impact schools in the River City.

The keynote speaker for the event, Kouri Marshall, who is now the Director of State and Local Government Affairs for the Chamber of Progress, was born and raised in Peoria, and as a former student at Woodruff High School, believes that all children deserve equal opportunity. “Kids should be able to experience opportunities that are not determined by their zip codes, where they live. Every child in Dist. 150, every child in Peoria deserves an equal and fair playing field, and I’m encouraging people to go out and help mentor and take care of our children so they can have brighter futures.

The money raised during the event will help go toward new uniforms, the Little Free Pantries that are found at Peoria Schools, as well as gathering funds for emergency rent and utility assistance for PPS families.