East Bay school hopes to win grant to build garden

December 18, 2012 12:03:15 PM PST
Alamo Elementary School in Contra Costa County is hoping to be the "little school that could". The school is attempting to win a national grant and they've turned to 7 On Your Side.

In Cathy Garrett's kindergarten class at Alamo Elementary School, they are excited about a planned school garden and what will be planted there. The plan is to have an amazing teaching space, but the reality isn't there yet. So how can they make this happen in these tight financial times? The answer is to get creative.

"You can contact Seven On Your Side. If there is something you feel you need to get the word out about, we are at the point we need the community behind us," said Sharon Dodson, the school nurse and a health educator.

Alamo Elementary isn't asking for your money; they want your vote -- again and again over the next couple of days. Text 95248 and use this code 2653PBF and you help Alamo Elementary School. The voting will help them earn a Clorox grant that gives money to schools.

"Clorox's Power Bright Future program is their school grant program. It launched four years ago. It gives school programs that are in financial need an opportunity to earn up to $50,000," said a woman.

There are seven grants and four of them go to the school's gathering the most votes.

Which brings us back to Garrett's kindergarten class and their gardening lesson.

"We have to water it, we have to water, every day, that's right every day. What else do we need to do?" said Garrett.

What else? Why vote.


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