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Teresa Danks, Begging for Education

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Update: Message from Teresa Danks, The Panhandling Teacher

It’s that time of year when parents and teachers are preparing for school to start. As always, the demand is greater than the available supply. I appreciate all of you who support my efforts to get more resources into our kids classrooms. Your donation will help make sure students not only start the year off right, but continue to have what they need all year long. No gift is too small and every gift helps so much. Thank you in advance.

Teresa Danks is a 3rd Grade Teacher in Oklahoma public schools.  She is dedicated to raising money for teachers classrooms as well as bringing awareness to the lack of funding that the schools in Oklahoma receive.

In Teresa's efforts to raise money for her classroom via social media, her story has gone viral. She has been interviewed on both local and national television and radio.

With the success of her story connecting to so many people, she has been able to raise an amazing amount of money that goes beyond her original goal that she had set just for her classroom. This campaign has been extra successful in addition to the donations by individuals and companies outside of

With your support, we can make not only the teachers successful in Oklahoma but through the nation. Teresa has a vision of no teacher should spend money out of pocket, especially in Oklahoma where the salaries make it difficult for teachers to support their personal households much less provide for the supplies they need daily, monthly or yearly. 

Please continue to make your donations through this gofundme campaign as we get Teresa's foundation set up in the next weeks. Oklahoma residents can visit any RCB Bank to make a donation as they are now accepting donations on Teresa's behalf until the foundation is in place.

Teresa thanks everyone so much for your caring, support, kind words and donations.

An educated nation is a better nation ~Teresa Danks


  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 5 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Jonathan Roark
Claremore, OK
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