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UPDATE: The auction was a success and thanks to all of your help, we were able to finish funding Ross Elementary’s project!
But, have you heard of #GivingTuesday?
“#GivingTuesday™ began its life as a simple idea….
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals….Wouldn’t it be great to have a day for giving back?”
At Tophatter, we’re excited to announce our involvement with #GivingTuesday, a great opportunity to engage the community and give back. We plan on running a special featured auction on #GivingTuesday, where we will give 20% of the total money spent in the auction to a classroom in need of arts and crafts supplies, through DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help public school classrooms in need.
Here’s where YOU come in!
There are so many classrooms we’d like to give back to, but we just can’t choose. Can you help us? Tell us which classroom we should donate to in the comments below.
1. Craft Day, Extra Toppings: Mrs. Jahnig says, “This project is so important because students may get to experience weaving, beading, and string art for the first time. Every child is an artist so we should let them experience every possible craft from collage items to looms!” Location: Nashville, TN. Poverty Level: High poverty.
2. Jumping Through Hoops for Embroidery: Mrs. Fitzpatrick says, “Crafts have been made by all cultures throughout time. I’d like my students to share in an experience had by generations before them. Textile crafts are a rich learning tool. Using needle and thread to stitch images of importance will teach them about themselves and connect them to the world of crafts.” Location: Philadelphia, PA. Poverty Level: High poverty.
3. Library Writers and Artists: Mrs. Techman says, “My students love reading about crafts, making things and seeing their projects displayed. These books will inspire and engage!” Location: Earlysville, VA. Poverty Level: Moderate poverty.
4. Have a Seat!: Mrs. Thompson says, “My craft corner serves as an area for rewarding students that finish projects early. It currently has cubbies with various supplies, a table, and a rug but nowhere to sit, which is not very rewarding. With comfortable seating as a reward, students will be more motivated to complete their projects before the deadline so that they can sit back, relax, and craft away!” Location: Spartanburg, SC. Poverty Level: High poverty.
Thanks for helping us make this decision and give back!
Voting is open until the end of Sunday, Nov 25 @ 11:59PM PT.