"By designating the Fountain Valley Educational Foundation as their supported charity on Ziggedy and then shopping through Ziggedy.com, local families and businesses can benefit Fountain Valley schools at absolutely no additional cost to them,” explained Theresa Payne. “The initial check is over one hundred dollars, but with ongoing community support, we hope to be bringing even larger checks on a regular basis! We invite everyone to get involved by signing up at Ziggedy.com to support Fountain Valley Educational Foundation and their children’s schools."
“We are grateful for this support from Ziggedy.com and from our community,” said Judith Edwards, president of the Fountain Valley Educational Foundation. “The Fountain Valley School District does such a great job of educating our children – student achievement is consistently among the top countywide – that many people are surprised to find out that per pupil funding for our local schools ranks nearly at the bottom among all Orange County school districts!”
The Fountain Valley Educational Foundation supports local schools so that they can compete in what many call STEAM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The Foundation has provided essential funding for arts and music, robotics and more, including a new robotics program being offered in each of the FVSD middle schools. These subjects are critical to the success of our community and our children in the future economy we will all inhabit.
Ziggedy.com is a local Orange County technology start-up focused on making fundraising easy for both parents and schools. Users enjoy creating fun and useful shopping lists and wish lists on Ziggedy to share with friends and family. When parents shop through Ziggedy to retailers like Amazon, Walmart, or Priceline.com, a percentage of the purchase is donated to the school, booster club, or other charity chosen by that parent, at absolutely no additional cost.
The Fountain Valley Educational Foundation has been a long time supporter and funder of arts and music programs in Fountain Valley, including support of the Fountain Valley Marching Band, Fountain Valley Singers, as well as providing a variety of teacher grants.
The Fountain Valley Educational Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization recognized as a public charity by the IRS, with all donations being tax deductible to the full extent of the law.