M I L L B R A E
STORAGE SHED FOR CUB SCOUT PACK 355:
MCF provided $1000 for the building of a new shed for Cub Scout Pack 355, which began in June 2015. The site required clean‐up of brush, old pallets, removal of several large tree roots, and leveling. The foundation construction consisted of laying pressure treated ground contact redwood 4x4s on cinder block foundations. The 4x4s were connected together with galvanized corner brackets. Floor joists, beyond the shed instructions, were hung across the foundation and braced from below with cinder blocks. The additional joists and bracing was in excess of what the instructions called for and provided for a much more stable floor. ¾ inch plywood was used for the flooring. During the construction of the foundation, the walls of the shed were pre‐fabricated. Once the walls were constructed they were secured in place. Interior shelving was installed, then the roof joists and sheathing and finally doors and window. The roof was covered with tar paper and composite shingles.
Construction took approximately 6 or 7 days over a period of two months due to availability of the dads of the Pack. Don Meiner acted as the project leader and engineer. A special recognition goes to Johnson Woo. He is a very good carpenter and knows his way around a hammer. Move in to the shed occurred in August much to delight of Julie Turner and Lisa Price as all the Cub Scout containers left either their backyards or garages. Pack 355 heartily thanks MCF for the grant, and extends a tour of the shed to MCF members!
OTHER PROJECTS OVER THE YEARS:
MILLBRAE COMMUNITY YOUTH CENTER, 2012:
IPADS FOR ST. DUNSTAN'S SCHOOL, 2014-2015:
Millbrae Community Foundation purchased a cart of iPad Airs for St. Dunstan School before the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade have been using the iPads regularly in technology literacy class. The cart is also conveniently rolled into the classrooms, where it is used to supplement the grade-level curriculum.
St. Dunstan students are excited about integrating the iPads into their classwork. There are several powerful and engaging apps available to students. The Educreations app takes advantage of the built-in cameras and microphone to add an interactive dimension to the learning experience. Students are using the app to submit detailed solutions to math problems, which can be diagrammed and narrated on the iPad. The solutions are then wirelessly mirrored to the classroom projector and presented to classmates. Other popular educational apps currently in use include: Starfall, Google Drive, Edmodo, and Tynker.
MCF has donated over $90,000 to local projects since 2006!
7/13/16: Donation to LifeMoves to support summer programs for homeless children
7/13/16: Millbrae Community Television's documentary interviewing long time Millbrae residents
7/13/16: Paving for the driveway of the new Millbrae Historical Society carriage house
1/16/16: Renovated play yard for Millbrae Nursery School
11/18/15: New emergency kits for Lomita School
7/15/15: Child-sized chairs and tables for Life Steps Foundation Children & Family Services
7/15/15: iPad keyboards for Lomita School
7/15/15: Stipend to fund program & computer supplies and educational field trips for Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club
3/3/15: Spectrophotometer for Mills High School
11/20/14: Storage Shed for Cub Scout Pack 355
7/1/14: iPads for St. Dunstan School
12/18/13: Dictionaries for Elementary School Grades 3-4, Sponsored by Millbrae Rotary Club
12/9/13: Pop-up Canopy for CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
7/13/13: Postcards from Millbrae Spring Valley Project. Contributed to 4C Childcare Coordinating Council. Crossing guards for St. Dunstan School.
5/13/13: "Street Alive, Parks Alive" for the City of Millbrae. Donation to Mills High Interact Club's Spring Festival.
4/15/13: Spirit of Aloha Millbrae Community Youth Center Fundraiser, with the Rotary Club.
7/18/12: Camping equipment for Boy Scouts Troop 355
7/15/12: Millbrae Rotary Club's Oktoberfest
11/22/11: Emergency Fund Permits, etc. for Rebuilding Together
7/1/11: Millbrae Community Youth Center, with the Rotary Club.
7/1/11: Crossing guards for St. Dunstan School.
9/12/10: Contribution to MCTV
7/30/09: Crossing guards for the Millbrae School District
1/6/09: Millbrae Seniors Brown Bag Program and Second Harvest Food Bank
9/28/08: After School Teen Center, with the City of Millbrae Recreation Department
9/13/08: Josephine Waugh Park Improvements, with the Soroptimist International of Millbrae / San Bruno
5/21/08: Millbrae Volunteers in Policing Uniform Upgrade
9/26/07: Police Canine Unit
5/24/07: Senior Health Faire, with the City of Millbrae Recreation Department
1/08/07: Senior Programs, with the City of Millbrae Recreation Department
7/15/06: Dragon costume for the Mills High School Dragon Team
7/31/06: Mills High School tennis facility renovation
6/26/06: Train museum fence for the Millbrae Historical Society