News provided by SPEF
Halloween decorations may have come down, but orange and black still rule the streets as the South Pasadena Educational Foundation (SPEF) continues its annual tradition of “painting the town orange” with yard signs. Signs are placed at residences and businesses to thank donors for contributing to SPEF’s ongoing Fall Fund Drive, which raises crucial funds to support the South Pasadena Unified School District.
“It’s an important and time-honored tradition that acknowledges our strength in numbers as a community, our unity, and our commitment to educational excellence in South Pasadena,” said SPEF President Emilia Aldana. “Through the gifts of our donors, SPEF has seeded and funded SPHS elective pathways, books, materials, specialized training for teachers, programs in STEM, art, and physical education and so much more. All of our children reap the benefits, and watching them thrive is pure magic.”
Aldana adds that no gift is too small and that the community’s collective effort is what is most appreciated. “Our town has grown a lot in the past 43 years since SPEF’s inception, and it will continue to. What remains constant is the palpable support of our schools by the community at large. These SPEF lawn signs are an annual symbol of that collective support, and the ‘magic’ that results is precisely the draw of our town.”
Yard signs will stay up until Sunday, November 20. Between now and then, community members still have an opportunity to have a sign displayed at their location by making a tax-deductible donation to support local schools at www.spef4kids.com/donate.