Before the advent of electricity, Daylight Saving Time was established to make the most out of the daylight.
With 200 students, our ideal operating budget is $96,000 per year, but last year, we made due at 60% of this budget with $57,373.46.
For the past few years, we have been saving as much as possible at Daylight Center to make the most of our resources:
- Our teachers have made tremendous financial sacrifices to serve at Daylight, rather than earn a competitive wage at other schools.
- Two years ago, our generous supporters purchased 8 acres of land. We use some of the land to plant and grow corn.
- Last year, the children at Edina Morningside raised funds for 2 dairy cows.
These are just a few examples of how Daylight has saved in grocery and tuition costs. But with a recent 15% increase in other grocery costs, and desire to retain our wonderful teachers, we need your help to continue to make the most of Daylight; to continue to give these students the best nutrition and education we can.
Help us close the 40% gap in our budget.
Our goal: 40 new financial partners, or current partners to increase their regular donation.
Please, if you are a current supporter, increase your regular donation.
If you have been following Daylight’s progress but have not committed to regular financial support yet, please make a commitment today. $15 per month feeds 2 students. You can set up a recurring donation online.
US Director of Operations
Daylight Center and School
P.S. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward 1 hour tonight! As you do so, think about the students at Daylight and how Daylight is propelling them forward in life.