It's the month of April and Choose To Care(CTC) is getting ready to honor its commitment of sponsoring a public school teacher's classroom project each month, through Donors Choose(donors choose.org), the organization that supports teachers, nationwide.
We have chosen Ms. Smith's Grades PreK-2 from the Brandenburg Primary School, Brandenburg, Kentucky. She requested SHOES FOR SCHOOL for her students. According to this teacher, she wanted to lift the self-esteem of her students, many of whom study Braille; and they arrive to school in worn out and ill-fitting shoes, that leave them feeling shameful. Because of this, they find it difficult to concentrate in class.
We have used the CTC's platform to promote a healthy lifestyle and keeping mother earth green. So along with outfitting the students with a brand new pair of shoes, CTC has sent the messages of: Doing Right by the Environment; Keeping Fit and Healthy, and discovering along the way, why MY PLATE Matters(choosemyplate.gov)(outright.org) These will make lively discussions for teacher and her students.
Special thanks to our awesome contributors who have sprung into action. There are many stories like this one, that open your heart and propel you to give a lending hand.
"The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest meaning and significance" Pablo Casals
CTC, doing our part to bridge the gap!