WE CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU!!!
WHO WE ARE
We are high school teachers at an inner city public school. Many of our students have never left the city of New York let alone the country. In April we plan on taking 26 students from 10-12th grade to Europe to visit Paris, Venice and the Alps. The students will learn about the culture, study art, try new foods, learn some of the language and learn the history of these places. These students have been working hard to raise the money for this trip. As you can imagine a 9 day trip to Europe is not cheap. Many of our students come from low income families so getting the money from mom/dad or a guardian is not an option. In order to make this trip a dream come true for these students your kind donation is needed to help achieve their fundraising goals.
We require that the students work for the majority of the money that they are putting towards the trip. The students are working hard selling chocolate boxes, baked goods, working at art galleries, and flea markets. In addition to fundraising the students will be participating in a Breast Cancer walk, book clubs to learn about the countries they will be visiting, dinner nights to try some of the foods prior to going, and brief language lessons so that they can truly experience the different cultures that they will come in contact with while abroad. Being able to travel abroad is a life changing and educational experience. We are hoping that money does not prevent theses students from being able to experience this opportunity. With your help that won't happen!
A Short story about a student who is going on the trip
Many/Most of the kids will have very little or no help from their families to pay the money for this trip, but are committed to raising it themselves to get there. Today, one of the students came in to give in some of the money for the trip. She explained she worked two jobs (one at our school and one in Williamsburg) and this was all the money she earned for the summer. She was very excited and showed me a notebook she kept to tally her earnings each week. I asked a little more about her job and she told me the job in Williamsburg gave her a stipend, so she didn't have money to take the train. She walked back and forth from 10th St. to Williamsburg each day (8miles a day) to get to work. Her mom said she shouldn't do it. "It's not worth it." Her response to her mom was, "I have to do it, mom. It's my only way to Paris". She is so proud of herself and I am sooooo lucky to be taking such an awesome and dedicated student!
EVERY DONATION COUNTS NO MATTER THE AMOUNT!!! YOUR DONATION WILL HELP OUR STUDENTS REACH THEIR GOAL!
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR KIND DONATION!