Fundraising to afford books for kids during COVID

TRYING TO TEACH AND CARE FOR STUDENTS THROUGH COVID-19

COVID-19 has been extremely taxing on many individuals, as it has completely turned our worlds upside down. A large burden has fallen on children, as many of them are only able to attend school online due to the restrictions implemented as a result of the pandemic. This has greatly affected their education as well as their social and emotional well-being. 

In order to better aid and care for our students, we have begun school-wide book clubs where students all read the same book together at the same time. This helps students feel more connected to each other, as it builds the school-wide community and allows them to have a break from their taxing reality.  We took a poll of what students would like to read next and an overwhelming amount noted they would like to read "Girl Stolen" by April Henry, as they love mystery stories. We love using student feedback to better engage them and have them feel more conntected to their learning.

While we would love to have a book for each student, we do not have the funding to be able to do so. Oak Creek West Middle School in Oak Creek, WI is a Title 1 school with very limited funding. Our school budget helps us buy enough basic supplies but we do not have enough money to purchase more supplies for our students, especially with prices going higher due to COVID-19.  We have a very large population of low-income students and students who are new to the country that cannot afford to buy the book on their own. Additionally, our students struggle with reading comprehension, as they were not able to fully finish their last school-year which has led to them coming in at an even larger disadvantage than usual.  This school-wide read aloud would both aid our students in becoming stronger readers as well as building the school-wide community. Our school-wide mission is to work together to engage, challenge and inspire every student every day, which we would be able to better do with these funds!

Donations

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  • Kat Wulf 
    • $10 
    • 10 d
  • Jennifer Cruz  
    • $50 
    • 17 d
  • Haley Rydholm 
    • $50 
    • 21 d
  • Veronica Davalos 
    • $25 
    • 21 d
  • Connor Flannery 
    • $50 
    • 21 d
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Organizer

Angelina Lopez 
Organizer
Oak Creek, WI
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