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Design Thinking Hurriane Relief Project Funds Donors Choose Projects for Schools

10/24/2017 11:17:00 AM, 317 views



The Darlington Community raised almost $7,000 for those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. My Design Thinking class decided to donate the money to the Donors Choose organization.  


The Donors Choose Mission is:


“We make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.”


Once money is donated to a school, we receive thank you messages. The Donors Choose organization sends the items requested to the individual schools, and we receive pictures of the students opening and using the items! I like that we are kept informed when each school receives the items we helped purchase.


The members of the Pre-K to 8 Service Committee decided to donate their portion of the money raised to a variety of schools at Donors Choose as well. Below, you can learn more about the schools we assisted and read some of the thank you letters. We still have more money to give, and I will keep you updated regarding the other schools we decide to assist!


The Upper School Design Thinking class selected the following schools to receive donations:


$346.11 to Mrs. Lima's classroom at Dr Henry E Perrine Academy in Palmetto Bay, FL.


Mrs. Lima sent the following thank you:


Dear Darlington School,

I would like to take the time to thank the donors who helped fund this project to replace a lot of materials and resources my students lost during hurricane Irma. It is nice to see I received a donation from a school. This is very interesting and I have never been funded by a school. I'm glad there are still those that care and want to help.


With gratitude,

Mrs. Lima


$1,185.64 to Ms. Jones’s classroom at Frazier Elementary School in Houston, Texas.


Ms. Jones sent the following thank you:


Dear Darlington School,

I can't thank you enough for your generosity! I am extremely grateful, and my students are going to be very excited about this addition to our classroom.Your generosity will help all of my students succeed not only in the classroom but in life as well. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!


With gratitude,

Ms. Jones


$154.87 to Ms. Landry’s classroom at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Port Arthur Texas.


Ms. Landry wrote:


Dear Darlington School,

My students and I at Thomas Jefferson Middle School appreciate your thoughtfulness of giving during a time where many of us lost everything due to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Your kind gesture has helped us rebuild my classroom with supplies needed for my students to not only be successful in my classroom, but others. We can't thank you enough! If I could personally give each of you a hug, I would. May God continue blessing you for blessing others. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!


With gratitude,

Ms. Landry


$128.86 to Ms. Nnate’s class at Southwest Middle and High School in Houston, TX.


Ms. Nnate’s class wrote:


Dear Darlington School,

We appreciate you giving us money for our classroom for our teacher to teach. God bless you.We appreciate all your support that you gave us. We will use everything you have given us.God will give you something good in return. If you are nice to someone, something nice will happen to you. Thanks again for all the money you gave us. We will use it for good and we will take care of the document camera,markerboards, and chart paper.


Sincerely,

Ms. Nnate’s class


Ms. Nnate wrote:


Dear Darlington School,

Thank you so much for your support! My heart is overwhelmed by the generosity you have shown to support and encourage the growth of my babies. Everyday my students are working hard to strengthen their knowledge of Science. These tools will assist my visual, kinesthetic and tactile learners.


The marker boards will greatly assist my students in learning speed, velocity, and Newton's 2nd Law Calculations. The document camera will be used everyday to reteach and present new information. The anchor charts will be used to scaffold learning and frequent reminders of the previously presented material. I am forever thankful for the kindness you have shown my students.


With gratitude,

Ms. Nnate


$1,333.22 to Mr. Becker’s classroom at YES Prep North Forest in Houston, TX


Mr. Becker wrote:


Dear Darlington School,

I cannot even begin to tell you how thankful I am! These calculators are going to make a world of difference for all of my kids! They will be able to access so much more knowledge now that they have new tools to use.


I know that my kids will be equally as grateful! With y'all's help we are going to have an even more amazing year!


With gratitude,

Mr. Becker

The Pre-K to 8 Service Committee selected the following schools to donate money to:


$450.00 to Mrs. B at Harvey S. Brown Elementary School in Houston, TX


Mrs. B wrote:


Dear Darlington School,

Thank you so much for your generosity and support. The students will really benefit from having the supplies they need to be successful. This will give students the opportunity to take pride in all their work!! We appreciate you for taking an interest in our classroom. Donors like you make it possible for me to do my job effectively.


With gratitude,

Mrs. B


$500.00 to Ms. Pelton-Sam at Mitchell Elementary School in Houston, TX


$518.00 to Ms. Freitag at Meridiana Elementary in Iowa Park, TX


Ms. Freitag wrote:

 

Dear Darlington School,

Your donation is so thoughtful. My students love to read and doing so comfortably will encourage them to focus on their learning rather than being uncomfortable. To see another school help us is a great blessing. I look forward to sharing your generosity with my students. They will be so excited!


With gratitude,

Ms. Freitag


$187.70 to Ms. White at Ashbel Smith Elementary School in Baytown, TX


$268.00 to Ms. Pierce at Avalon Elementary in Naples, FL


Ms. Pierce wrote:


Dear Darlington School,

Thank you so much for funding my grant; my students will be thrilled with the much needed snacks. Hurricane Irma has been hard on our community and your generosity will certainly help to brighten my students' day! Many times by students come to school without having had dinner the night before, these snacks will be such a blessing!


With gratitude,

Ms. Pierce



$228.00 to Ms. West Cutler Bay Senior High in Cutler Bay, FL


Ms. West wrote:


Dear Darlington School,

Special thanks and much appreciation for your generous donations to my class project. My students and I are so very grateful of your support for education especially in times when our communities faced devastation from natural disasters such as hurricane Irma. We are looking forward to receiving these necessities such as Kleenex, hand sanitizer, and other resources. Those items will be utilized to address basic needs students may require. We look forward to sharing pictures of us using our basic necessities. With much appreciation!


With gratitude,

Teacher West



$1,000 to Mrs. McDonald at Highland oaks Middle School in Miami, FL


Mrs. McDonald wrote:


Dear Darlington School,

Thank you so much for sponsoring our softball team. After Hurricane Irma, many things have been out of our control. Families have lost things and we are still cleaning up.


We are grateful for the pop up tents, bats and gloves. Many students will use the equipment that was donated instead of putting burden on parents to get the items.


With gratitude,

Mrs. McDonald



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Anne Paige Wilson
10/26/2017
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Great leadership Tigger!
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