LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 21, 2021 — The Foundation for Edmonds School District announced today that it has received a $20,000 award from the Liberty Mutual Foundation’s SafeCo Insurance Fund. The Liberty Mutual Foundation works to support local communities by investing in the expertise and leadership of local non-profits to improve the lives of vulnerable populations and empower individuals and families.

The Foundation for Edmonds School District will use the funds to benefit schools through its Whole Families, Whole Communities program. Through a collaboration with local partners, Whole Families, Whole Communities serves the low income and homeless children in the Edmonds School District. The program works to provide food, emergency funding, career counselling and many other services to families experiencing homelessness, financial instability, and persistent poverty.

With many families still reeling from the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation is working diligently to help meet the needs of students, parents, and educators. It is anticipated that many families will continue to feel the economic burden of the pandemic for several years. As such, the Foundation is working tirelessly to bring important programs to students and families to help them recover.

“We are very thankful for the Liberty Mutual Foundation’s support,” says Deborah Brandi, Foundation for Edmonds School District Executive Director. “This funding will provide food and important services for so many families, allowing them to focus on the most important things and thrive during very trying times.”

The Edmonds School District is Snohomish County’s largest public school district, serving more than 21,000 students across 35 campuses. Boundaries span five communities including Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Brier and part of Bothell.

For 37 years, the Foundation for Edmonds School District has worked in partnership with the District to ensure that every student has the resources to learn, thrive and contribute to our vibrant community. With an all-volunteer board and active community participants, the Foundation provides supplemental funding to support students, families, and educators in the pursuit of educational excellence. www.foundationesd.org

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