Monday, January 7, 2008

Taking for Granted.....

Donors ChooseToo often we take for granted people we've come in contact with, things we have and things that have enhanced our well-being and growth. Recently, I spent a lot of time browsing through requests from teachers in low-income areas as part of the process in figuring out which classroom to sponsor.

I couldn't believe that things I grew up with, including art supplies, computers, lab goggles, and flashcards, just to name a few, were not standard in schools across the nation! Here at MerchantCircle, we finally decided to support a school in Lafayette, LA devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. More than 95% of the students at Alice Boucher Elementary School are eligible for a free lunch.

They are in desperate need of an overhead projector so that the classroom can learn as a group and learn visually. The 3rd grade students still need several hundred dollars more in contributions to make the projector a reality. The teacher is so hard pressed, she has had to contribute more than $3000 to help her students out over the last two years. Please take a look and see if you can help in any way this new year.

Thanks to for all the great work they are doing in bringing donors closer to those who need it.



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