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The St. Maries Foundation for Education is pleased to welcome the latest business to join our 2011-2012 fundraising campaign. North Idaho Vinyl Graphic Designs, located in downtown St. Maries and owned by Marie Weber, specializes in custom graphics and vinyl signage.

It is the eleventh local business to commit to the Foundation’s fund-matching drive where local business will match contributions made by teachers, faculty and staff of School District 41. The total amount donated through payroll deductions from the generous school district employees will be doubled by an equally generous donation by our local businesses.

The 10 other companies committed to this fundraiser are The Grub Box, Interstate Drilling and Pump, Timber Realty, Valley Vista Care Center, Benewah Community Hospital, The Gazette Record, AmericanWest Bank, Hughes Ace Hardware, Premiere Financial Services and The Paperhouse.

The non-profit organization was originally formed in 2001 by a group of volunteers with the purpose of supplementing local schools with additional funding. In less than a decade the organization has raised more than $20,000.

The Foundation currently has more than $17,000 available to grant to School District 41. Money is awarded to local schools through grant requests made by teachers.

Any businesses – or individuals – interested in contributing to the St. Maries Foundation for Education through this fundraiser or in any other way may contact Foundation President Devon Barta at devondanelle@hotmail.com or mail checks payable to the group to P.O. Box 176 St. Maries, ID  83861. All donations are tax-deductible.

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