Message to our community

To our community,

In these extraordinary times of school closings and the shuttering of many community centers and businesses, our daily life has been upended. Families are confronted with the need to facilitate their children’s education and care for family members (including those most at risk from the Covid-19 virus) all while working from home. Some community members are enduring the extreme stress of no work at all.

Despite the ever-changing nature of life right now, The Northampton Education Foundation remains steadfast in its support of the needs of the Northampton Public Schools.

The NPS district has stepped up to ensure the security of staff pay and benefits as well as to meet the needs of our more vulnerable community members with daily food distributions. As the school district works to provide resources to families and explore options for distance learning, NEF is proactively reaching out to teachers and administrators to determine how we may support them in this crisis.

Our regular 2020 fundraisers have been canceled or postponed. We remain deeply grateful for the generosity of the community in our past fundraisers; it is that generosity that enables us to meet some of the immediate needs of our learning community today as well as plan for a time when students and staff can come together again.

All our best,
The NEF Board of Directors

Nonprofit of the month at Broadside Books

NEF is excited to be Nonprofit of the Month at Broadside Books from Feb. 10 through March 16!
Please come by Broadside to see our window display, learn more about/support NEF, and visit a wonderful independent bookstore!
While NEF is Nonprofit of the Month at Broadside:  
  • You can choose to donate all or part of your $10 credit from a full stamp Broadside card to NEF. 
  • You can purchase one of the store’s donation books, and the proceeds will go to NEF.
  • You can donate cash through a donation jar on the store counter.