RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Public Schools will be holding a t-shirt fundraiser to help alleviate a portion of the cost it will take to rename an elementary school after former President Barack Obama.
Superintendent Jason Kamras on Monday sent a letter to school board members informing them that RPS was launching a t-shirt fundraiser ‘to defray the costs associated with the name change.’
The shirts are available for purchase online.
“This is a great way to show pride in RPS and save the division some money!” Kamras wrote.
Dear Board Members,
I’m delighted to share that we will be launching an Obama Elementary t-shirt fundraiser to defray the costs associated with the name change. Later this week, anyone will be able to purchase a t-shirt from a dedicated website and all the proceeds will go to the Education Foundation, which, in turn, will pay for the renaming costs.
This is a great way to show pride in RPS and save the division some money! As soon as the website is ready to go live, I’ll send you the link. See below for an example of the shirt (more colors options will be available).
See you tonight!