• SOS (Schools Offer Support)

     

    SOS Logo

     

    SOS (Schools Offer Support) is a nonprofit service organization that provides volunteer services and limited financial support to families within our BPS community that are in need of support. SOS, formerly Seaholm Offers Support, was founded by a group of BPS parents in 2008 who wanted to work with students to build a stronger community through acts of kindness. Over the years SOS has been able to fund and support a vast array of community needs.  Examples include:

    • Annual $1,000 scholarships to college-bound seniors
    • Thanksgiving grocery cards to dozens of families in need each year
    • Holiday gift-giving to families in need each year
    • Financial aid for those faced with sudden emergencies
    • Leaf raking for area seniors
    • Student-organized assistance for those unable to perform household chores

    During this recent pandemic, many of our BPS families have been facing financial hardships. The generous donations to SOS from both individuals and groups has enabled SOS to provide $50 grocery gift cards 30-50 BPS families each week since mid March.  SOS would love your support so they can continue to provide these gift cards weekly to the families in need. You can make a direct donation below or you can help support our fundraiser: SOS Miles for Meals Virtual 5K and 1Mile Run. (More information on the run will be coming soon.)  If you are interested in getting involved in SOS, you can contact one of the SOS Board Officers.

    SOS BOARD OFFICERS

    Board Co President: Amy Hochkammer

    Board Co President: Stephanie Showich

    Treasurer: Beth Kiefer

    Secretary: Stephanie Showich

    Holiday Gifts: Ann Murray 

    SOS Race

    DONATE TO SOS

    Venmo to @SchoosOfferSupport 

    SOS QR Code                   

    Checks can be made out to SOS and sent to SOS c/o Beth Kiefer at 1480 Pierce St. Birmingham 48009

    A Tax-Wise Way to Support SOS  

    If you are over the age of 70 1/2, you can donate part of your IRA, up to $100,000, to a qualified 501(c)(3) orgainzation, like SOS.  For those already taking required minimum distributions from their IRA, this can be an ideal way to lower your taxable income".  

    For more information, contact Mike Schuchard at 586-295-2099.

    Annoucements:

    Schools Offer Support (SOS) Announcement

     

    Club SOS: Teaching Students that Community Matters 

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    Club SOS meets monthly to plan activities in and around the Seaholm community.

    Text @clubSOSal to 81010 to join Club SOS Remind group if lastname begins with A-L

    Text @clubSOSmz to 81010 to join Club SOS Remind group if lastname begins with M-Z

    Student leadership:

    Co-President’s: Tori Beckeman and Grace Ordona

    Co Vice-President's: Catherine Eick and Kate Kiefer

    Secretary: Gabi Betanzos 

    Parent advisors:

    Beth Kiefer

    Dave Eick

    Staff advisor:

    Suzanne O'Leary

    SOS Club selling wooden flowers at Seaholm Musical

    Wooden Flowers

    Leaf Raking for NEXT Community members

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    SOS Holiday Gift Giving

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