Grant Opportunity

The Jimmie Johnson Foundation was launched in 2006 by 7-time NASCAR Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra.  The focus of the Foundation is to support K-12 public education in the United States through a variety of programs and activities.

The Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope program is a partnership between the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and Blue Bunny Ice Cream which encourages individuals to nominate a charity (including PTA/PTO groups) that supports K-12 public education in the U.S. for the opportunity to receive a $25,000 grant, a Blue Bunny Ice Cream party, and to have their logo featured on Jimmie’s helmet during the NASCAR Cup race on July 14th at Kentucky Speedway.  Ten (10) non-profits will be selected from the nominations as semi-finalists and will be put to a public vote the week of May 8-May 15.  The five (5) semi-finalist charities that receive the most votes during that week will each be awarded the grant package mentioned above!

We have struggled to reach Parent Teacher Associations to let them know about this program, and were wondering if you promote grant opportunities that are available to your members.  We’d love to get the word out to as many PTA’s as possible!

The nomination process only takes a few minutes – details can be found at  www.helmetofhope.org.  Nominations will be accepted until 5:00pm EDT on Friday, April 20th.  It is important to note that individuals may only submit one nomination, however, non-profits can be nominated by multiple people so feel free to share this opportunity!


Missouri PTA Announces 2018 “Within Reach” State Reflections Program Winners!

Missouri PTA is pleased to announce the 2018 “Within Reach” State Reflections Program winners. These students and their families will be receiving an invitation to the annual Missouri PTA Student Showcase on April 29th at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Convention Center in Independence. The first place winning entries have been advanced to National PTA for consideration. The national level results will be announced in early May.

Please notify Missouri PTA with any corrections to this list by email (office1@mopta.org) by March 30th. This will help ensure that all student awards and program materials are correct. Thank you in advance for your help.

Congratulations to all of our Reflections participants and volunteers on very successful program this year. Thank you for helping keep the Reflections Program a strong and cherished PTA tradition.

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