12 May Donors Choose Purposeful Work
As you know, here at Tim Levy & Associates we like to participate in Purposeful Work for the community through the website DonorsChoose.org. We found a project called ‘A Printer For Portfolios’. It was for a local school in Costa Mesa in California, the Adams Elementary school with Mrs Wolski’s technology class.
Donors Choose Project / A Printer For Portfolios
In her description she wrote this which I thought was kind of fantastic. She said “imagine a classroom full of eager learners typing exceptional narratives and information reports on brand new laptops only they have nowhere to print their final polished drafts, and this is the predicament facing my class this year”.
Now Mrs Wolski’s class is in a typical situation where they can’t necessarily afford everything they need and so the teacher can throw a project up on DonorsChoose.org. People like you and me ca send a small amount of money that makes a huge difference. In this case it was to go to BestBuy and buy an OfficeJet printer from HP and some ink and some cartridges. We were able to close the gap and give Mrs Wolski’s class the final amount they needed and when we did I got this little email from Mrs Wolski immediately.
An Immediate Connection
The thing I like about working with DonorsChoose.org is that you create an immediate connection with the actual class, with the actual teacher and with the actual kids that you are helping.
Here’s what they wrote –
I can’t thank you enough for the generosity you’ve shown my classroom by helping to fund our Printer for Portfolios project. My students have created some incredible stories and presentations this year. The addition of a color printer will allow students to display these creations with pride. There is nothing more rewarding to these young “techies” than seeing their hard work come to life.
Thank you for sharing my vision and propelling our 1-to-1 laptop program in a forward direction. My students are truly the future of technology and I can’t wait to share with them this incredible opportunity you have provided us. We appreciate your generous support!
Purposeful Work, That Warm Feeling
That certainly gives me a kind of warm feeling! I think helping support projects like this and reach out to the community in these ways is part of the reason we are all alive. So we were able to help them with that last amount of money and get them those printers and then they sent us some terrific feedback that our contribution had made a real difference in those lives.
So I encourage you guys to get involved with Donors Choose if you can. It’s an easy process – you jump on to the DonorsChoose.org website and find a project that is near you perhaps, or that’s about a topic that is interesting to you, or within a budget that is comfortable to you and see what you can do to support it. I know we’d like to contribute this way for a long time.