We have all heard about the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. However, many of us (myself included) are unaware of how much that unrest, that volatility has impacted the community. In particular, the people of the community and especially the children. As educators I think we are by nature, a very kind and compassionate group of people for the most part. So I was not surprised when a fellow TPT seller Rainah Pray of Fit for Firstie's started a fundraiser for the children of Ferguson, Missouri. This can best be explained in Rainah's own words, as a member of the community who has seen first hand the turmoil and unrest long after the media crews have left.
"The Ferguson Public Library has gone to great lengths to ensure that the kids and community were safe. They provided a safe place where kids could learn while their schools were forced to close due to the extreme circumstances around them. The library provided a place for teachers to facilitate learning so kids would have a sense of normalcy. The library is now in the process of hiring a full time children's librarian to help facilitate their children's programs. The library is also working to provide continuing support and education to community members. It stands as a pillar of strength and community and is working to unite others in this time of need." (Rainah Pray)
Rainah has worked tirelessly to organize an incredible fundraiser with Teachers Pay Teachers and educators and sellers to create some truly fantastic resource bundles at incredibly amazing prices. All proceeds earned from the Funds for Ferguson Fundraiser will be donated directly to the library.
You can learn more about The Ferguson Public Library here http://www.newsweek.com/ferguson-library-open-286946 and
or here http://abcnews.go.com/US/ferguson-library-refuge-adults-children-amid-strife/story?id=25050930
and here as well http://www.msnbc.com/alex-witt/watch/nation-shows-support-for-ferguson-library-375458883668
So, if you've been kind enough to still stay with me through this epic post then let me show you what Rainah has put together. Let me tell you folks, these are incredible deals. I bought a bundle myself.
Here is bundle #1 on sale here at the Funds for Ferguson store on TPT for $17.50. Sellers include: Tongas Teacher, Melonheadz, Educlips, Creating and Teaching, Confessions of a Tiny Teacher, The Creative Art Teacher, A New Box of Crayons, Fit for Firsties, Lessons with Coffee, and Livin' the Third Grade Dream
This is Bundle #2 also on sale here at the Funds for Ferguson store on TPT. Sellers include: Kelly Malloy, Dawn Day, Second Story Window, Kim Miller, Jennifer Smith, Miss Johnston, Comprehension Connection, Fit for Firsties, Lessons with Coffee, Nita Marie's Classroom Creations, and Step on Me Moreno.
Bundle #3 is on sale here at the Funds for Ferguson TPT store. Sellers include: Growing Firsties, Sparkling in Second, The Printable Princess, Fit for Firsties, Kamp Kindergarten, Enchanted K, Elementary Matters, Stuck on Teaching, Schroeder Shenanigans, First Grade Funtastic, The Primary Source with Ms. Smith and A First for Everything.
I just love when I get something I need for my classroom that also helps out a great cause and best of all, other children.
Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year!