Non-profit to provide students with LED lights
The School District of Lee County is partnering with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Big Momma and the Wild Bunch at B103.9 to raise money so that every student bus rider has a flashing LED light they can attach to their backpack.
The LCSO is committing $20,000 and the school district $10,000 toward the $100,000 goal.
The LCSO will creating a non-profit called “Compassionate Cops” to manage the donations and help purchase the lights.
At the moment, only checks sent to the LCSO with “Lights for Layla” written in the memo line can be accepted as donations.
Once the non-profit is established, information about making donations online will be posted on the LCSO and school district’s Facebook pages.
It is anticipated the lights will be purchased this summer and distributed to students before the start of the next school year in August.