BENEFITING: THE BOSTON EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION INC
EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2013
Hi, I’d like to introduce a local cause that can help all of our futures. You may have heard about the budget cuts facing our public schools. I have decided to help one of these schools and sponsor the kids in one of these classrooms in need. As a Mather Classroom Champion I am dedicated to help raise funds for Martha Kempe's art class. Let me introduce you to the Mather and Ms Kempe and I hope you’ll see why I have decided to get involved.
America’s first elementary school.
The Mather Elementary School, is the first public elementary school in North America, located in the historic Meeting House Hill neighborhood of Dorchester. The recession has taken a serious toll on the Mather and all Boston Public Schools. Over the past two years, budget cuts have left classrooms in need of materials and supplies – let alone Smartboards and other educational technology.
Meet Martha Kempe's class
Martha has been teaching for 22 years, including the past nine at the Mather, where she teaches visual arts to students in pre-kindergarten through grade 5. But Ms. Kempe has a particularly special connection to the Mather: she attended the school as a child!
“I love knowing that I provide my students with opportunities and experiences they would not get otherwise,” she said. “Also, I enjoy coming home to my old neighborhood to teach in the school I loved and attended as a child.”
Ms. Kempe noted that statewide budget cuts to organizations like the Massachusetts Cultural Council have reduced the available grant money for arts education. Her dream classroom would have new art tables and stools, large metal storage drawers, lower sinks for smaller children, and a kiln for firing pottery.
Here’s how you can help:
• Make a tax-deductible donation today.
• Encourage your friends and family to make a donation.
• Sign up to volunteer by contacting Principal Cox at email@example.com.
I hope you can help me raise the funds to bridge the gap in funding in Ms. kempe's class. Any contributions will help. See the list below for how your contribution can help. Thank you. Carol Anderson