About the Program

  • We have started the Helping Hands Fund to accept donations for students who need assistance to afford breakfast and lunch in school.  This fund will support students who either don't qualify for free or reduced lunch or need short-term assistance while they are applying.  The intention of this fund is to make sure students don't go without lunch during the school day.  

    We would like to thank those who helped start the fund with initial donations:

    • Josh and Shawn Briggs, Wicked Twisted Pretzel
    • Kimberly Bagni, Realtor
    • Grafton Public Schools Class of 2017

    We will continue to pursue donations so that we can keep increasing the fund balance in an effort to provide more assistance and sustain the program into the future. As the fund balance grows, we will also look to support other educational activities like field trip costs.

    If you would like to donate to the Helpings Hands Fund, you can:

    Visit us to at Grafton Public School Finance Office, 30 Providence Road on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Center. 

    Mail checks to Grafton Public Schools, Attn: Daniel Gale, 30 Providence Rd, Grafton, MA 01519.  

    Donate online with credit card, go to online payments.  

    For more information, please contact Daniel Gale, Director of Finance, at galed@grafton.k12.ma.us or call 508-839-5421 x1020.

    A donation acknowlegment will be sent to all who donated to show our appreciation and for tax-purposes.

    Thank you for your interest in helping our students.

    Dan Gale, Director of Finance