Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Because a Mind Is a Terrible Thing

It's the time of the year where, out of the generosity of their hearts, the spirit of Christian kindness or - in our particular case - on the advice of our accountants, people's thoughts turn to giving.  The boys down in Audience Research tell us that Burro Hall's reader's are unusually affluent and well-educated (though, for personal-security reasons, they don't poll in Baja California or Texas, so the numbers could be a little off), so perhaps you all might consider a tax-deductible donation to the Sharpstown High School General Scholarship Fund.

Sharpstown was recently profiled in a report by our Audio/Visual Division, which found that 55 percent of the school's freshmen never make it to graduation.  But for the 45 percent who do, college is mostly unaffordable.  The school does have a general scholarship fund to help financially-strapped students continue on, but it's mostly empty, and has been for some time.  And while SHS does graduate some pretty bright kids, most aren't headed to Bennington.  The most popular local option, Houston Community, is inexpensive enough that your - no, our! - the Burro Hall family's! - donation can actually make a real difference to someone.

Checks should be made out to the Sharpstown HS General Scholarship Fund, and accompanied by this filled-out form (without it, the money could be misdirected, and your tax-deduction lost).  The address is on the form.

And, hey - thanks.


Crazy Rita said...

Is that effective teacher in every classroom or effective teacherin every classroom?

Burro Hall said...

It's accountants who can't properly format a Word doc.