Each year, the annual “Feel the Love” campaign allows families to honor Colonial teachers and staff with a personalized certificate for a donation of $5 or more to the Foundation.

This year, the program raised $10,741 and distributed 1,087 certificates that recognize that "it takes a big heart to shape young minds." 

Donations raised by the Feel the Love promotion support the Foundation's Teacher Grant program. Colonial’s teachers can apply for a grant anytime during the year to support new resources for the classroom, innovative activities, and special programs or assemblies.

This year, Feel the Love also provided an opportunity for families to donate to a separate fund in memory of Mrs. Brittany Lauderback, an instructional assistant at Colonial Elementary School, who passed away this year. With the $1,400 collected, the CSDEF was able to purchase 97 books for the school libraries in her honor.