Stemmers Run PTSA Trying to Raise Funds After $29K Stolen

Every school is trying to raise money this time of the year as end of the year activities are costly.

Unfortunately, Stemmers Run Middle School (SRMS) PTSA finds themselves in a much deeper hole than most schools.

The PTSA needs to raise money after $29,000 was stolen from their candy bar fundraiser last school year.

According to court records, former treasurer James Michael Harris of Essex, plead guilty to theft charges on March 14.

The SRMS PTSA is asking for any type of help and releas├Ęd a statement on their Facebook page.

“This is a smaller title 1 school with limited funds. The students worked so hard to raise money via the Worlds Finest Chocolate, and it was all stolen from them.”

The school held a new popcorn fundraiser but still needs help. The PTSA is taking direct donations at a givebacks page.

“We would appreciate any donations to help replenish our PTSA account. In the past, we used this money to fund after-school snacks & water (for our after school sports), dances, graduations, honor society, tickets to local school plays, pie runs, teacher appreciation gifts, teacher classroom requests, etc. The PTSA thanks you in advance for your donations!”

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Benjamin Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later Eastcountytimes.com in 2022.