The first week of March is almost here.
But don’t wait for the usual telephone call from Bedford Dollars for Scholars – even though that has been as dependable as crocuses for many years.
Dollars for Scholars is still conducting its fundraiser, but this year it is by mail instead of the annual student phon-a-thon. Mandated limits on the size of gatherings preclude high school seniors from getting together to participate in a phone bank. (In the early years of the chapter, students would go door to door for donations,)
All residences are expected to receive letters around March 1, requesting generous, tax-deductible support.
To donate online, click on https://bit.ly/DollarsForScholarsMail-a-thon2021 or scan the QR code.
If paying by check, please make it payable to CSF of Bedford and mail in the return-address envelope (CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 585, Bedford, MA 01730).
All contributions will be awarded in late May as financial scholarships to seniors heading off to college or pursuing other education.
If your company matches gifts to charitable organizations, please ask your employer for the necessary forms.