The Loomis Basin Education Foundation has begun its second annual Giving Campaign, which will continue through Dec. 31, 2009. The Education Foundation supports the vision of the Loomis Union School District to become a premier district that offers “state of the art” programs for students and raises funds to support the strategic plan goals of the school district. “With the recent budget cuts and these difficult times, it is extremely important to raise money to help our schools and enhance our children’s education,” said Carolyn Petree, an Education Foundation member. “We are asking all district parents to make a difference with a charitable donation which is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law to L.B.E.F. We also welcome donations from the community and businesses. Annual Giving can be a huge leap toward funding the Education Foundation.” Donations can be mailed to L.B.E.F., P.O. Box 1450, Loomis, CA 95650. For more information, contact Melinda Brechtel at 223-2703 or Petree at 660-1546.