Tornado Relief for Einstein Schools

$25,650 of $50k goal

Raised by 89 people in 1 month
Einstein Toranto
on behalf of Einstein Charter School
 NEW ORLEANS, LA
I am an administrator at Einstein Charter Schools.  We are a network of public open-admissions schools serving the New Orleans East community.   Einstein has been repeatedly recognized for academic excellence, including being 1 of only 15 charter schools nationwide designated as a High Quality Charter School by the United States Department of Education.   Our student body is approximately 1,400 students almost 100% minority.  All students qualify for free breakfast, lunch and dinner.  About 1/3 of our students do not speak English at home.  Despite these challenges, our schools have flourished because of the hardwork of our teachers, the students and our dedicated community.  

Tuesday, February 7th our schools and the surrounding community were struck by an unexpected and devastating tornado.   All staff and students are safe, but it was a terrifying experience.    While our campuses only experience minor damage, many of our student families and teachers were not so fortunate.  Some lost their homes and businesses as the storms path leveled whole corridors in our neighborhood.  You can see the damage in the picture above.  It was taken from the roof of our Sherwood Forest school.


Our goal with this campaign is to make sure that our students are provided for while their parents put their lives back together.  We will use these funds to pay for school uniforms, school supplies and other supports for our affected teachers, families and students during this difficult time.  100% of these funds will go to that purpose.  We want to help our community heal by enabling our students to continue to go to school, ready to learn and return to normality as much as possible.


Please feel free to contact us at communications@einsteincharterschools.org with any questions.
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Update 5
Posted by Daniel Davis
1 month ago
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Members of Einstein's team joined in the relief efforts today clearing debris in neighborhoods, after seeing the devastation first hand your donations are more appreciated than ever!
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Update 4
Posted by Daniel Davis
1 month ago
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From Einstein Board Member John C. Bowman -

On behalf of our entire board, thank you for your support of the families at Einstein Charter Schools. The work our team is doing in the New Orleans East community is unsurpassed. Please help us support these deserving students, family and staff that are in need.
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Update 3
Posted by Daniel Davis
1 month ago
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Thank you for your continued support - but we still need help. We have already learned of over 20 families who were devastated by the tornado in the Einstein community, and that continues to rise. Please share and contact us at communications@einsteincharterschools.org to learn more ways to help.
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Update 2
Posted by Daniel Davis
1 month ago
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We are overwhelmed at the support you have shown in just 1 day, but our work is not done yet. As our students and faculty return to school today we are hearing more and more need for help. Please share our page and help us support these hard-working families.
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$25,650 of $50k goal

Raised by 89 people in 1 month
Created February 8, 2017
Einstein Toranto  
on behalf of Einstein Charter School
$100
Anonymous
13 days ago
$100
Anonymous
15 days ago
SN
$200
Sandy Nieto
15 days ago
$15,000
Anonymous
16 days ago(Offline Donation)
CM
$250
Charlotte McFarland
1 month ago
$52
Anonymous
1 month ago
$50
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1 month ago
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1 month ago
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1 month ago

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