Friday, February 22, 2008

Designing for Donation

For the second year in a row, I've been asked to donate to my daughter's school silent auction to benefit the PTA. It's always a pleasure to do this! Education is such an important factor in life, and we are pleased that all our children have been getting a sterling education from Plano Independent School District.

When we were first looking into the opportunity to move to the Dallas area from Los Angeles, choosing the community in which to live was based on two crucial elements: 1) gang activity and 2) school performance. We found both our criteria met in Plano. It's not a cheap place to live, but we were willing to sacrifice in order to provide a safe place for our children to grow and thrive.

One would think that with the property taxes at the level they are in our community, no further infusion of money should be required for the schools. If only that were so! There are economic and political reasons why our individual schools need more money, and I'm determined to stay neutral in all things political. Suffice it to say, our schools need our support, both in time and money. I'm happy to offer what I can and I'm grateful that my contribution is always appreciated!

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