Ooh, look what came up on my flist: You can request a $30 gift certificate
payable to Donors Choose
from SixApart by 5 PM Pacific time on Monday, October 1. Donors Choose is a non-profit website where you search through proposed classroom projects and donate to them as you choose.
I think this is a marvelous idea. We get to help a good cause FOR FREE? Just for sending an email? JUMP on this, people!
I've been wandering the Donors Choose site a bit, to see what they have open. Nothing in my school district. Nothing in Brendan's current school district. However, I looked for proposals for autistic kids.
Autistic and other special ed children often have needs that are quite different from other children their age. As a mother of one autistic child and one speech delayed child, I've learned so much about how hard special ed teachers work for these kids. I've created a challenge - a group of proposals I'm asking people to help - with a few unusual projects that will help autistic kids here in Texas - little things that can make a huge difference for them. One in Arlington, three in a special needs classroom down in San Antonio.
I've gotten various people set up on LJ - yes, family, I'm looking at you specifically - and I want you all to go email them for this and donate to my challenge! And I hope a lot of the rest of my flist will, too. Go take a look and read about the 4 proposals on my challenge. And get that email off to SixApart RIGHT AWAY, even if you give it to a different proposal, just do it!