her 'prize closet' at school has socks, shirts, soap and peanut butter. she used to stock it with candy and toys but the kids didn't want that stuff.
they NEEDED clothing. and not just for them, but their little brothers and sisters.
at christmas time, she gets all of her friends and their businesses to donate clothes for not just her students, but their brothers and sisters too!
last year, after the holidays and the kids came back to school, some of them were wearing their pjs that were given to them as clothes. these kids never had pjs and just didn't know what to do with them.
right now i am working on making each kid (oh-i forgot to tell you...she has 30 (THIRTY!) 1st graders and 12 are 'unspecified special ed'.) a pencil case for halloween. i have some pencils, toothbrushes and some things left over from last halloween.
now im out of money and i need your help.
if anyone (local of course) has some zippers in your sewing stash, and wouldn't mind donating them, i would love them! i got most of my fabric at thrift store really really cheap, so im good there.
but zippers cost alot.
and i really don't care what color they are.
or if you have something that you can donate to some children who need a hand-up, please let me know. small things (that wont cost a ton to ship) like glue sticks, erasers...things like that would be awesome.
so if you have one sitting around you wouldn't mind giving to a wonderful cause, please let me know!
i will even come pick them up!
thanks friends for letting me beg. i will get back to crafting now.