Saturday, August 20, 2011

Community Generosity

Our "Meet the Teacher" night was last Thursday and I was so pleased that most of my students showed up to meet me.  I am very excited about the new year and all of the joys and challenges it will bring.  

Our school is a Title 1 school which means that a high percentage of our students live at the poverty level. Some families struggle to buy all of the uniforms and supplies necessary to start the school year.  The cost for these items can reach up to $200 (or more) per child. Families with more than one child get hit even harder.  

The Miller/Coors Brewery is very close to our school and on the night of "Meet the Teacher" a group of employees brought a GENEROUS donation of school supplies to us!  This is so awesome because some of our students will show up to school without their supplies (which makes them feel bad). Now we will be able to provide ALL of our students with everything they need!  
A BIG Thank you to Miller/Coors Brewery 
in Fort Worth, Texas!  
Collage created by Ginny Limer (G-Photography)


  1. What a wonderful post! You can't even begin to count the number of student's lives they have touched!
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  2. Wonderful! I try to grab extra supplies with all those penny deals and then tell the teachers if anyone needs anything to just let me know. There is always at least one kid who doesn't have everything.