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UMA WEEKLY UPDATE
November 19, 2020

Give to the Max Day - Thursday, November 19!
You did it!  Your gifts of over $2000 on this Give to the Max Day untapped the $2000 challenge match (not reflected in the donation website total)!  UMA is most grateful to everyone who has stepped up to support our students!

As we enter the home stretch, there is still time to donate to Upper Mississippi Academy.  We only have $2,100 to raise before midnight to reach or exceed our goal of $9000.  Your gifts will support experiential, hands-on “school to home kits” to help us bring the classroom to students in their homes.

Any size gift makes a difference and is easy with the donation options below! 

UMA thanks you for your support of our life-long learners!

GiveMN UMA

Or, give a one-time or monthly donation directly to Upper Mississippi Academy via their website and PayPal Giving Fund.   

UMA PayPal Giving Fund

UMA is asking for your support during this year’s 2020 GiveMN fund drive to help raise $9000 ($30/student) to purchase hands-on learning supplies in all areas of academics, packaged as “school to home kits.” Since we cannot consistently be in the classroom, UMA wants to “bring the classroom to students in their homes.”  

Think about the learning students can experience by participating in class projects, community day activities, or clubs that blend academics, fun, and community building.  Some areas are listed below, many more are obtainable:

  1. Gardening/essential ingredients kits that provide students with their own indoor garden (bulbs and or herbs) materials.

  2. Safe Science - experiment ingredients and equipment

  3. Knitting/crochet/loom kits –  needles, yarn, various looms.

  4. UMaker sewing kit – Sewing supplies, patterns, accessories (buttons, zippers, trim, etc.) and fabric.

  5. Beginning carpentry kit – the “art” of joinery; frame making supplies using limited tools.

  6. Friendship kits – e.g. lanyard bracelet supplies, beading, jewelry making supplies. 

  7. Outdoor Connections - observation and collection kits for use outdoors in all seasons

  8. And the list goes on!!!  (possibly instrument making, a student driven idea yet to be unearthed, or maybe an idea from you!) 

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