Special Class Sponsorship Program
Over the past few years, The First Day of School Foundation has made donations to New Jersey schools as they welcomed young students with special needs into the Special Education setting. With that in mind, we would like to invite your school to participate in our Special Class Sponsorship Grant Program by nominating a classroom in your school.
We’re looking for classrooms, students, and teachers who exemplify the values our son Eli embodied; those of loving school and doing work to be proud of.
This program will provide $1000 gifts, to nominated classrooms, to be spent in support of current or incoming students with special needs. To be considered, all you need to do is complete the SCSP Nomination Form by following the link above. Please include a brief, written description of the intended uses for the awarded funds.
We are so proud to share that in 2021-2022 we were able to grant 15 grants to schools in New Jersey. Thank you so much for your nominations.
For the 2022-2023 school year our goal is to grant 25 sponsorships to deserving classrooms and for that we will need your help. Please use the link to nominate someone today! Please email any questions to
My wife and I are both teachers, and we know many schools participate in Dress-Down Fridays in support of local charities. Those kinds of fundraising efforts go a long way towards keeping many local foundations up and running, and we’d be honored if you would consider including the First Day of School Foundation in any such events your school conducts.
The funds you raise can be sent to The First Day of School Foundation, 37 E Broad St. Apt A Hopewell, NJ 08525 and we’d be happy to earmark donations for the Special Class Sponsorship Program.
Thank you in advance for your contributions in honor of an amazing little boy, in support of all the special children out there who need our help!
If you would like to share pictures of your students enjoying the items purchased with our grant money please Click here to fill out the FDSF Photo Release Form, along with this link: FDSF Photo Release Form