A Greeley-Evans School District 6 campaign to wipe out meal debt has received nearly $100,000 in donations, thanks to a Denver television news program airing a feature on the Food4Success effort.
Since 9News reporter Kyle Clark featured the District 6 debt Sept. 9 in a weekly segment called “Word of Thanks” on his show “Next with Kyle Clark,” the district has received $97,880 in donations as of Thursday morning to help cover the $147,819 debt and allow the district to avoid taking funds from other programs.
“We are thrilled,” said Julie Hill, executive director of The Success Foundation, a 10-year-old non-profit organization independent from District 6 overseeing the long-running Food4Success campaign. “We can’t express it enough. It was well beyond our expectations.”
Clark tweeted Wednesday afternoon that the total of $96,000 marks the largest fundraising week for a Word of Thanks feature.
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