The Boone Hope Foundation is the only teacher-led charitable foundation of its kind, according to the National School Foundation.

In the fall of 2005, an in-service session on poverty prompted employees of the Boone School District to try to make a difference in our own community. In early December, to raise funds to help, Boone schools employees served desserts, entertained, and provided baskets for a silent auction at the first Festival of Hope at the Boone County Hospital.

The festival tradition continues this year as we host the 12th Annual Festival of Hope at the Boone High School Commons. 

As a result of strong public support, the employees formed the Boone Hope Foundatio
n, a 501c3 nonprofit tax-exempt organization. 

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This year, the BHS FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) and NHS (National Honor Society) will conduct a "Stuff the Bus" event to collect non-perishable food items for the IMPACT Community Action Partnership. The bus will be parked outside of the High School from 10-2 on the day of the festival.

Peer Helpers will be accepting mittens and gloves for a Mitten Tree. The mittens and gloves will be donated to local community organizations to help keep children's and teens' hands warm this winter. Please drop off donations in the counseling office the day of the event, and Peer Helpers will add them to the tree!