The CORE (Community OutReach for Education)
campaign is winding down, but there are a couple of last-minute ways to help out.
The 99 Ranch Market on Rosewood Drive in Pleasanton is pledging 3 percent of today's revenues to CORE. The store will open early at 8 a.m. so people can stop by on their way to work.
A coupon book for downtown merchants is also available. The book, which sells for $10, offers discounts to local vendors. Those books can be purchased at the schools or picked up at school administrative offices.
Those last-minute funds could help bump totals to new funding levels, which would mean additional library assistants' or technical staff hours.
As of last week, Core had raised $442,348.
Elementary schools have brought in $258,752. That puts them at 64 percent of their target of $399,375, and the latest money raised has bumped elementary schools to their next level of funding: three hours tech support and two hours additional library per day per site.
Currently, middle schools have raised $84,028, about 36 percent of their goal. That's enough to provide middle schools two-and-a-half hours additional for library assistants and two hours tech support per day per site. If middle schools can reach $92,813, that will pay for three hours of tech support per day per site.
High schools have raised $89,185, or 27 percent of their target. If their fundraising tops $100,000, Amador Valley and Foothill will each get $45,000 for technology support and Village will receive $10,000; if less than $100,000 is raised the high schools will decide for themselves where the money will be spent.
Although campaign officially ends today, CORE will continue to accept donations.