Education is the Best Foundation
Education is a cornerstone of our community—not only does it shape the future generation, it helps children grow, build self-reliance, develop opinions, and create a perspective for approaching challenges.
At Halton Pardee our company both values education and understands that many schools need additional support to help make ends meet. This summer we held a special poetry contest where the first 20 kids to successfully say Edgar Albert Guest’s poem “It Couldn’t Be Done” completely from memory won $500 for their school!
The inspiration for the contest came from Founder/CEO Tami Halton Pardee whose father encouraged the kids to memorize poems—from here, Tami developed a love for poetry and this contest was a way to help share and inspire other young people.
Our special contest raised over $5,500 in direct funds for local schools. Plus, as an exciting turn of events, we delivered one of our donations to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Education Foundation on a day in which other donors offered triple-matched all fundraising efforts and bringing the total value of the students efforts to $7,000!
This poetry contest was only one way in which we help—through September 2016 our commitment has amounted to over $22,500 to our local schools. We know it takes a village to ensure a dynamic community… being involved in helping schools, hearing from the principals about progress, and meeting the students is one of the highlights of our Westside lifestyle.