As the season of giving that is upon us, we wanted to take a moment to share these fundraiser stores and resources put together by some of our terrific Teacher-Authors. You can be a hero and get great resources in return. Please share this post broadly and ask your friends and teacher community to consider purchasing. All contributions will be deeply felt.
Support a School in Need
Recently Lisa from All Y’all Need wrote in: “On Sunday, the only elementary school in Post, Texas caught fire and burned for several hours. Two grade levels’ classrooms have lost everything and two more grades’ classrooms have suffered severe smoke damage. I truly can’t imagine losing everything. Like most small towns in West Texas, the school in Post is the heart of the town, and the majority of activities revolve around the school. Amy, Laura, and I grew up an hour away from Post. Amy, Marcy, and I went to college an hour away as well. Needless to say, the fire hit close to home. We would like to do a product fundraiser to help those teachers.” And that’s just what they’ve done by teaming-up with Marcy from Saddle Up for 2nd Grade along with a host of generous Teacher-Authors to create Helping the Heart of Texas. All proceeds go directly to the teachers most affected by the fire to help rebuild classrooms.
Support our Furry Friends
Are you an animal lover? Joey Udovich writes this: “It’s been on my heart for quite some time to help give back to something that is very near and dear to me… and many of my TpT friends. My oldest and dearest friend is the co-founder of a very successful animal rescue group on the east coast. They are in dire need of funding to help the animals in their care. After some deep thought and prayer as to what the best way to go about this was, I called upon my friend Deedee Wills, who reached out to me this summer when my dog of 7 1/2 years passed away. She suggested I open up a shop with Operation Underdog as my recipient.” Joey has done just that and tells more of the story in the profile section of her fundraiser store.
Support a Grieving Community
The community of Bullhead, Arizona suffered an incomprehensible loss when 2nd grader Isabella (Bella) Grogan-Cannella was murdered. Autumn from The Primary Techie wrote recently, asking for help coordinating a fundraiser for a memorial for Bella. She says, “Last month, a 2nd grader was murdered in my city. Her teacher is trying to sell shirts to raise money for a memorial bench for the school, but she is not selling many. This bench would mean so much to her and her class.” Autumn pulled together some amazing resources for her fundraiser store Diamondback Elementary Memorial for Bella. She hopes you’ll consider contributing to this worthy cause.
More Ways to Show Support
I Want to be a Super Teacher has two fundraiser bundles in her store with all proceeds going to her friends whose 7- month-old daughter Kate was just diagnosed with leukemia.
- The Sweet Baby Kate Fundraiser K-2 Bundle has over 12 contributors with over $60 dollars worth of resources for just $15 dollars.
- The Sweet Baby Kate Fundraiser 3-6 Bundle has 15 contributors with over $60 dollars worth of resources for just $15 dollars.
Lisa Goodell’s student Gio (age 7) was recently diagnosed with lymphoma cancer, causing his family to need to move in with relatives to save money for his treatments. All proceeds from the two fundraiser bundles in her store go to Gio and his family who are forever grateful for anything we can do.
- Gio’s Cancer Care Fundraiser Bundle #1 has over $100 dollars worth of resources (grades K-7th) for just $20.
- Gio’s Cancer Care Fundraiser Bundle #2 has some fantastic back-to-school resources (that may come in handy after winter break) for only $10 (over $35 dollars worth of resources!).
Isabelle Giguere has put her Christmas Music For Children -10 Original & Joyful Songs+10 Sing-Along (in mp3) on sale and wants you to know all proceeds go to a worthy cause — her partner: “As you might know, living with somebody with cancer is very stressful. For 4 1/2 years, I’ve been working hard to support my boyfriend who has stage 4B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Because of the chemotherapy, he’s been unable to work much. Financially, it has not been very easy.”
“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” ~Carl Jung
Cover art thanks go to: Lakshmi Gosyne for the Gift Tag