Emergency fund created for Leander ISD community for food, utility payments

The Leander Educational Excellence Foundation and Hill Country Community Ministries have partnered to create an emergency fund to help Leander ISD staff and families who may be struggling due to coronavirus concerns. (Courtesy Leander Educational Excellence Foundation)
The Leander Educational Excellence Foundation and Hill Country Community Ministries have partnered to create an emergency fund to help Leander ISD staff and families who may be struggling due to coronavirus concerns. (Courtesy Leander Educational Excellence Foundation)

The Leander Educational Excellence Foundation and Hill Country Community Ministries have partnered to create an emergency fund to help Leander ISD staff and families who may be struggling due to coronavirus concerns. (Courtesy Leander Educational Excellence Foundation)

The Leander Educational Excellence Foundation and Hill Country Community Ministries have partnered to create an emergency fund to help Leander ISD staff and families who may be struggling due to coronavirus concerns.

The fund will help with food and utility bills, said LISD trustee Elexis Grimes, who announced the fund at the trustees’ April 16 meeting.


For more information on the fund or to donate, visit the emergency fund page on the LEEF website.

Samsung Austin Semiconductor donated $25,000 to the fund, according to the LEEF website. Kendra Scott Jewelry will donate 20% of online sales April 23-24 to the emergency fund.
By Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue is the editor of the Lake Travis-Westlake and Northwest Austin editions of Community Impact Newspaper. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019.


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