Colleen's School Supply Fund

$1,510 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 31 months

My name is Raquel and this fund raiser has nothing to do with me, but EVERYTHING to do with my friend and Teacher, COLLEEN GERKE and her students at Hemlock Elementary School, in Fontana, CA.!

Due to her school district's low income levels, Colleen spends about $2,000 a school year OUT OF HER OWN POCKET, for basic school supplies such as: Paper, Notebooks, Pens, Pencils, Rulers, etc. You name it and Colleen buys it with her own money, so that her kids can have what they need to learn. The school district forbids Colleen from soliciting funds or supplies from parents, but that rule doesn't apply to her friends! :)

We'd like to respectfully ask that you contribute any amount, so that we can reach our $2,000 goal. That way Colleen doesn't have to keep spending her own money. And truth be told, she's so awesome she'll spend her own money on supplies, whether you choose to help or not. She didn't win 2013/2014 Teacher of the Year, for nothin'! You can definitely say she's one of the good ones!

Our thinking is, any small amount helps! So whether it be $10, $25, or even $50, We'll gladly accept it on Colleen's behalf.

You have our word on our honor, that ALL FUNDS collected will go towards helping out Colleen's students, at Hemlock Elementary! We take great pride in being able to do this for her, and hope you'll jump on board and support our cause! Thank you so much for your consideration and generosity.

Much love, <3
Raquel, Stacy, Karla, Lidia, Rosi, Lorraine, Kelli, Melissa, Kelly, Jennifer, and of course...Colleen.

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Hi Everyone!

We kicked this campaign off one week ago today. The response has been so amazing and we are so proud and honored to receive your donations. We were able to transfer some of the funds over to Colleen's special savings account, so she can start shopping (See photos). And this is only the beginning!

Colleen has a lot of supplies and teaching tools to purchase for her students. For those that don't know, Colleen teaches in a very low income district. She has a combo class this year that includes 3rd/4th/5th grades all in one class! So you can imagine the different learning aids and supplies that these awesome kids need. Colleen has been paying for everything out of her own pocket. You know that's NOT right! It's our duty to do something about this!

We are almost at our goal! Please take a moment to consider donating today. Any amount helps and we are so appreciative of your generosity. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Much love, <3
Raquel, Stacy, Karla, Lidia, Rosi, Lorraine, Kelli, Melissa, Kelly, Jennifer, and of course...Colleen.
Just a Few School Supplies Purchased!!!
These Kids Are So Lucky to Have Colleen!
Keep Those Donations Coming! :)
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Wowzer! We are only 2 days in to our campaign and have just passed the halfway mark to our goal! To say we're blown away by your generosity, would be a huge understatement. On behalf of our group, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

And PLEASE keep those donations coming! Every little bit helps. As you can see, it adds up. With your donation, Colleen will be able to buy all the school supplies and learning tools that the kids need to learn. Her students are so lucky to have a teacher like her! It's such an amazing feeling to be able to help our future generations. Kids Rule! :)

Just a heads up that we'll be posting photos as Colleen shops for the supplies! So stay tuned...

Much love, <3
Raquel, Stacy, Karla, Lidia, Rosi, Lorraine, Kelli, Melissa, Kelly, Jennifer, and of course...Colleen.
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$1,510 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 31 months
Created July 22, 2015
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$50
Jen Turner
28 months ago

Best of luck, Colleen!

LC
$35
Lorraine Chavez
31 months ago

I make this donation in memory of Maricruz Hardy , today would have been her birthday. RIP my friend #makinglivesbetter

MR
$15
Michelle Richardson
31 months ago

Colleen you are truly an angel to those kids and all of us!! Xoxox

$20
Stephanie Tisi
31 months ago

Have a great school year!

MC
$25
Melissa Castaneda
31 months ago

Thanks for all you do

KS
$20
Kristina Strother
31 months ago

Thank you for being so wonderful!

RS
$25
Rhonda Schultz
31 months ago

Have a wonderful school year Colleen!!

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