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Goddard Schools in Redmond and Redmond Ridge help raise $15,000 for Seattle Children's Hospital

Four local Goddard Schools, including one in Redmond and one on Redmond Ridge, teamed up to raise money for the Seattle Children's Hospital.

Art projects created by Goddard students from the two Redmond-area locations as well as from the Issaquah and Snohomish locations were auctioned off at events that took place on March 30 and 31. The art projects raised $15,000 to donate to the hospital.

Prior to the auction, art projects were created by children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. The children created group art projects as a class and many children created individual projects as well. As a special honor Joe Schumacher, chief executive officer of Goddard Systems, Inc., attended the local art auction.

"We are thrilled with the more than $15,000 we received for the Seattle Children's Hospital," said Redmond owner Jeff Barison. "Our teachers did an amazing job working with the students to create the art but we owe a big thank you to our parents for their amazing support and financial contributions."

Originally started by Jim Rupple, owner of the Snohomish school, the art design project and auction have been held for the past three years. Last year the schools raised more than $10,000 for hospital and the schools hope to raise even more money and auction more art projects next year.

The Goddard Schools offers programs for children ages 6 weeks through full-day kindergarten. The programs focus on building a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills for each individual child.

The schools offer a curriculum that encourages independence and self confidence while learning through play. For more information visit www.goddardschool.com.

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