School Supplies for a Detroit School

$2,028 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 46 months
Please help me raise money to buy school supplies for Southwest Detroit Lighthouse Charter Academy in Detroit.

I'm a native Detroiter now living in Miami. Though I no longer live my hometown, the love I have for the city still burns deep. I want to see Detroit succeed, and a big part of this hope for success is to provide a quality education to students in Detroit. The quality of education can come in several forms such as a dedicated and passionate teacher, a safe learning environment, and having the necessary tools which can assist in the learning process.

I decided to start this campaign in honor of my mother who passed away earlier this year. She taught in Detroit for 15+ years and loved giving back to the community. She constantly shared with my family about the lack of supplies that students had, and the lack of supplies that the school system provided. She was a dedicated teacher, and like most teachers in the United States, she spent a lot of money out of her own pocket to help deliver a quality education to her students. My mother was a big believer in equality and thought that her students should have the same supplies that students in the uburbs had.  She bought books, paper, crayons, pencils, erasers, etc. year after year to provide for her students. There is no reason that students in any school district across this country should be in a learning environment that doesn't have enough school supplies to last a full school year. 

Once the money is raised, I plan on contacting and donating the money directly to Southwest Detroit Lighthouse Charter Academy. Please donate. The money raised will directly benefit students and teachers at this particular school in Detroit. If the campaign is a success, I plan on creating a larger fundraising effort which will then expand to help Detroit Public Schools.

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We reached the goal of $2000!!! I am so overwhelmed by all of the support over the last few months. I can't express how grateful I am to receive the emotional and financial support. I can't speak for the staff and students at Southwest Detroit Lighthouse Charter Academy, but I am sure they will be just as grateful to receive this support.

I can't believe that this would have taken off the way that it did. I started the campaign on a whim several months ago. My original goal was to raise $5000, but I realized early on that any amount would be a big help for the school, and most importantly, students who live in a city that I love.

I am thrilled that I received so much support in honor of the best teacher I've ever had, my mom, Roma Gottesman. She would be so amazed by this campaign, especially that it's going to benefit students in need. But she would probably dislike that it's being done in her honor as she never liked being in the spotlight...other than when she was starring in the classroom.

I hope that this is the start of something bigger. I have plans to start fundraisers to raise money for students in Detroit Public Schools, and in my adopted home, Miami.

Thank you again for helping. I can't express what this truly means to me.
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Now only $37 away from hitting $2000. Please donate today. Any amount will help.
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Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. I'm completely overwhelmed by this outpouring of support. I'm thrilled to say that $1,178 has been raised so far. Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or with friends and family. Please spread the word. I want to hit $5,000 for Southwest Detroit Lighthouse Charter Academy before Labor Day. Keep the donations coming. Thanks again for all your support.
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Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. I'm completely overwhelmed by this outpouring of support. I set a goal this morning to hit $1,000 before midnight, and we reached that goal. I'm thrilled to say that $1,028 has been raised so far. Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or with friends and family. Please spread the word. I want to hit $5,000 for Southwest Detroit Lighthouse Academy before Labor Day. Keep the donations coming. Thanks again for all your support.
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$2,028 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 46 months
Created July 24, 2014
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rochelle & bill Elson
42 months ago
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Helping you reach your goal in memory of our bff!

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abigail Stybel
42 months ago
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Wonderful cause

LM
$36
Lindsey Maddin
44 months ago
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In memory of the wonderful Grandma RoRo

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Anonymous
44 months ago
TM
$50
Tiffany Metcalf
45 months ago
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