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On March 10th, Be the Biggest Hero!

Many of you have already heard about my amazing students with disabilities, but on Monday, March 10th, your donations will go a lot further, and here’s why!

·         For one day only, a partner in education funding, called “Women in Hedge Funds”, is willing to MATCH your donation.  This means whatever you choose to donate, they will donate, and my class will get double the amount!  It all starts with you!  Donate as little as $1 and as much as $500 using the promo code 100WOMEN when you check out.  Don’t forget this crucial step! It’s just like when you’re shopping online and you have a coupon.  Under your donation amount, there will be a field for ‘Promo Code.’  In that space, type 100WOMEN.  When you hit confirm, you’re all set!

·         We are also excited because it is the first day of an exciting promotion that donorschoose.org is running.  They are holding the contest of a lifetime and this special education teacher is directly involved.  For every $20 donation received to a project, which helps to aid in life-changing academic and social skills for students with disabilities, the teacher will receive one entry into a contest.  If we get 50 entries, or 50 of you generous community members to donate $20, they will award my class with $3000 of EXTRA funding. This number is not unattainable as we all can spread the word with ease, especially with social media. 

Please, go to www.donorschoose.org/classx11needs...,  donate, enter the match code, and SPREAD THE WORD! Repost this article wherever you can, or print it out and hang it in your place of business!

                In case you haven’t heard about my students, I currently teach a 12:1:1 (12 students, 1 teacher, and 1 teacher assistant) special education class in the largest specialized school in a high poverty area of the south Bronx.  Growing up on Long Island, we had everything.  Access to superfluous resources made us the incredible individuals we are today.  Unfortunately, these kids don’t have that.  The budget for special education in NYC schools is highly limited and supplies are scarce.  Parents are unable to support their students financially, so the teachers are often forced to spend their own money.  Thankfully, there are resources out there for us, and donorschoose is an amazing one.  Through this website, community members have donated a $2000 interactive whiteboard that has changed the way my students see the world.  Their access to make connections to their lives is now boundless.  Additionally, the community’s generous donors have provided us with over $500 in printing supplies (printer, ink and paper) to last us a while, which is so necessary as our building is out of ink and paper!  We cannot thank these donors enough, but there is always more that can be done.  Please check out www.donorschoose.org/classx11needs... to gain access to our page and our latest project.  Donations more than $20 gain us an entry into the contest, but every dollar you have to offer these students helps.  When you donate, you will receive a special thank you message from the kids and I and will be able to see pictures demonstrating the impact these amazing classroom tools have for these students.  Thank you so much for supporting us.

 

The website again is www.donorschoose.org/classx11needs...

Please don’t forget to include the dots at the end.  If you have any further questions, please email msmichelle811@gmail.com.  If you can’t donate, please recommend and share this information with family and friends through social media! Spread the word to support special education! Thank you! 

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