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 the lives of Boone students and the 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.

As a result of strong public support, the employees formed the Boone Hope Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit tax-exempt organization that provides one-time assistance to students and their families in time of need or emergency.  The Boone Hope Foundation services the students of Boone Community, Sacred Heart, and Trinity Lutheran Schools.

The festival tradition continues this year as we host the 13th Annual Festival of Hope at the Boone High School Commons. Please join us to celebrate a day of community pride and holiday spirit! 

 

 

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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. Help Stuff the Bus and stock the shelves with food!

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 or the day of the event, and Peer Helpers will add them to the tree!