Floating down the Delaware

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Jan 21 2010

Day 84: Coin Drive for Haiti

So in just three short days, my school (120 amazing kinder-2nd students) has raised over $860 dollars for aid relief in Haiti. Cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard, “I was saving this to buy xyz but the children in Haiti need it more”. Brings tears to my eyes just thinking about the generosity of my 120 fantastic 5, 6, 7, and 8 year olds.

Those who judge my children based solely on the environment they live in and the stereotypes surrounding that environment, would truly benefit to coming in and meeting my precious babies, and see their generosity and kind spirits first hand. It is truly awe-inspiring and reaffirms why I teach. Because those with little-to-nothing at all, are giving all they have for kids hundreds of miles away who literally have nothing.

THIS is why I teach.

One Response

  1. Jane

    If only the rest of the world could see through the eyes of children! Good for your students.

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