reading and writing
are easier to do with
things like books, pencils
OK. So I’ve been thinking about this whole "I want to go to Office Depot and roll around in all of their spiral notebooks" problem I have. I’ve decided that instead of going somewhere and spending a boatload of money on school supplies for myself, I will spend a tiny bit of money on school supplies for myself (just to feed the beast, you know) and the rest I will donate to a couple of Texas classrooms who really, really need the help.
I’ve spent the evening reading through so many proposals that teachers have posted on Donorschoose.org, and really, it’s overwhelming. The fact that teachers have to go online and beg for basic supplies – pencils, notebooks, etc. – because there isn’t funding for it, breaks my heart. So, my fellow blog readers and writers, let’s do something about it. All we need to do is to raise $267.18 and we can buy three sets of novels for a 4th grade classroom in Brownsville. Books like Ramona Quimby: Age 8!
We can help do this. Can’t we?
Click on the "donors choose" button to the left and you can see more about the proposal I’ve chosen. God knows I want to choose more. There are teachers who need books to send home with their pre-K kids because the kids’ families don’t own any books to read to them… teachers who need money for construction paper… it’s crazy.
But maybe we can make a difference. Together we can raise a little money for these kids, can’t we? It’s money we’d all spend on new staplers we don’t really need anyway, right?
Come on, we have until September 30th to raise $267.18 (and if we do that, maybe we can also raise another $200 to buy supplies for a 10th grade creative writing class).
Who’s with me?