I think this is cool. A teacher from the Macdonough Elementary School just north of Wesleyan has begun a fundraising campaign to take her class of K-2 students on a field trip. She is raising money for her students to go visit the Bronx Zoo, a trip that would intersect with their literacy and science units.
The way this particular donation site works is that lots of small donations really help build visibility. So you could give $1 – $5 and help get Macdonough more visibility! As Ms. Currier says, “Demographics do not have to equal destiny. Together, I know we can make a difference for kids who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. This field trip will mean the world to them as we let the zoo capture their hearts.” Check out the campaign!
Jon Romeo, principal of Macdonough School, write in to let Wesleyan know about a fundraising drive:
Teachers from Macdonough School post projects on Donors Choose, a web site designed to make it easy for anyone to help students in need. The teachers simply post classroom project requests on the site, and people can give any amount to the project that most inspires them.
As the school year comes to a close, we are seeking to get one very special project funded — classroom supplies for our new special education room. Rather than soliciting for a few large donations, our goal is to get hundreds of very small donations. We are hoping that people from the Wesleyan University community will consider donating just one dollar to the following project to support our neighborhood school. If everyone does just a little bit, together we can do a lot!
Feel free to forward this project to others who are interested in supporting education.
Here’s the link to the fundraising drive.
Adin Vaesworn ’15 wants you to come garden:
Come to 33 Ferry St. to help turn an empty lot into a community garden! We will be doing significant cleaning up, digging, weeding, and maybe even some mulching and planting if time allows. Be sure to wear close-toed shoes, and bring water and a friend! There will also be other cleanup events going on and some garden construction going on at Macdonough School at 2:00 PM, so we can go to those together as well. COME MAKE MIDDLETOWN CLEANER AND GREENER!
- Date: Saturday, April 21
- Time: 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
- Place: 33 Ferry St.
- Cost: Free