Compass Academy collecting items for students impacted by California wildfires

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The following is a news release from Compass Academy.

IDAHO FALLS — Wildfires burning in Sonoma and Napa counties in California have destroyed hundreds of residences and businesses.

Napa’s New Technology High School opened in 1996 with a mission to pioneer 21st century education strategies. Their innovations paved the way for the New TechNetwork, an organization incorporating nearly 200 schools with tens of thousands of successful graduates.

Compass Academy in Idaho Falls is part of the New Tech Network and has connections with the students and staff in Napa. Students in Napa have missed a week of school and students and staff have lost homes and businesses.

Compass Academy is planning to collect donations of toiletries, household consumables, nonperishables and gift cards (Walmart, Target, etc.) and deliver them to the students and families of New Technology High School this Friday.

Our truck will leave midday Thursday.

We will gather donations in the front office and at the WWI Museum night Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m.

Cash donations will be accepted during Parent Teacher conferences Thursday and Friday and all proceeds from our STEAM auction (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) will also be donated.

Compass Academy’s representatives will purchase gift cards with all monetary donations before they arrive in Napa on Friday.

Compass Academy invites all schools, residents, businesses, and citizens of Idaho Falls to participate and contribute. There will have a large truck in front of Compass Academy at 955 Garfield Street Wednesday and Thursday morning.

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