FREDERICK, Md. - The Jefferson School, a special education school and residential treatment facility in Frederick County, Md., has launched a "Buy a Brick" campaign as part of its ongoing fund-raising efforts.
Bricks can be purchased to commemorate an individual or organization for a wide variety of special occasions. Inscribed bricks will be installed in a special walkway at the school's main entrance, to be known as the Circle of Friends Pathway.
The bricks come in two sizes: 4-by-8-inch bricks are available for a $100 contribution and can be engraved with up to three lines of type; 8-by-8-inch bricks are available for a $200 contribution and can be engraved with a message of up to five lines. Each brick honoree will receive an acknowledgment explaining the mission of the Jefferson School.
The school, located on Point of Rocks Road in Jefferson, Md., is a program of the Baltimore-based, private nonprofit Sheppard Pratt Health System. The school and residential treatment center opened in September 1996 to support the state's efforts to bring home Western Maryland children being treated in out-of-state facilities.