Monday, October 29, 2007

How you can karmically make it up to Miss Hucabee for firing spitballs every day in 6th grade English class...

My girl over at Wide lawns and narrow minds has a great idea for her birthday (see the Thursday, Oct 25th entry) - she created a charity challenge for all of us, instead of asking for a new car, or a spirograph, or a birthday cake shaped like a monkey (hint, hint.)

She set up the challenge here, and it's really simple: There is this great site where teachers submit proposals for things they need, but don't have the money for. You can pick whichever proposal you want, and donate as much as you want- you can donate a DOLLAR if you so desire, and that's fine. Those dollars add up, and she's hoping to raise $20,000 total.

I'm not a public school teacher, but I teach at a public institution (if that makes any sense at all), and I know how hard it can be to get the things you need, though probably not to the degree that most of these teachers do.

So, I never do this sort of thing on my blog, but I think this is an unbelievably great idea and want her to make this happen. If you can spare a few bucks, go on over and give a little.
you didn't need that grande skim caramel mochaccino today anyways. Have a cup out of the damn coffeemaker at work like the rest of us for once.

We will now return to our regularly scheduled programming: "What's that growing on my tongue?", followed by a repeat of "The bad hair diaries" at 10:00. Thank you.


Nature Girl said...

um...WM? You're late, this was posted at 10:04~ I'm just sayin' ;)

What a great idea. I'll check this out.

Fran said...

This is GREAT.

OK, back to the more pedestrian, the mundane and the unsavory for you missy!

Fran said...

I have done a good deed and paid you some well deserved props sister...

Don't believe me?

Read and Believe! (that sounds so biblical commandish doesn't it?)

Butrfly Garden said...

I wondered what kind of crap teachers were dealing with when I got a note home today asking for more crayons because she had lost a lot of hers...but then I realized that the letter was SUPPOSED to be from Sunshine, not her teacher.

Way to use your blog for a good deed, whiskey! We all need to feel strongly enough about something to make a difference.