Memorial-area middle school teacher seeks funds for basic supplies
A teacher at a Memorial-area middle school says many of her students cannot afford the basic supplies she wants to use in fun, interactive classroom activities. So, she has turned to the public for help.
The instructor at Paul Revere Middle School is seeking funds through donorschoose.org, a website that enables users to directly provide resources for teachers in schools across the country.
The materials the teacher is seeking include such basics as markers and glue. She is also asking for storage trays to help her students get organized and construction paper that they can use for group activities. The teacher, who is associated with the Teach for America program, estimates that 142 students would be immediately helped by the purchased materials, with more benefiting in the future.
According to DonorsChoose, the project requires $401.31 to be fully funded. A partner organization has offered $200.66 and one more donor gave $30, meaning there is just $170.65 to go to make the project a reality. Because her project was originally posted on Sept. 26, 2010, the teacher doesn't have much longer -- the project must receive all donations by Feb. 25.
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Paul Revere Middle School, part of the Houston Independent School District, is located at 10502 Briar Forest Drive.