Help Me Help My Students
Organized by: Katherine Lehto
May 25, 2016
I have two students in class who need help.
Her mother left a few years ago and this 14 year old runs the household. Her father is not home often and she cooks and cleans for her brother. Her grades are not good and she is currently missing 50 assignments. She was recently suspended for fighting.
She can't drive yet so I recently bought her a year to Amazon Prime so she could order groceries online and have them delivered to her door. I would like to do more.
After we set her up with Prime, she started asking me about her missing assignments and what she could do to improve. I know I can help her. Please look at the picture of my campaign. I want her to create something beautful for herself and her family. I am always telling her to let me help her, but she never asks. I want her to see that people care about her story. I want her to get help so she can grow up to help others.
I have another student in class who needs help. His mother is not home often and his sister works a lot; he is often left on his own. He's also a freshman in high school and is on the brink of falling through the cracks. His grades are not good, he is missing 105 assignments and he has 96 absences.
I would like to make it easier for both students to eat healthy. There is a meal subscription service called Hello Fresh. The company sends a box once a week (or less, if you want) that includes every ingredient for their healthy recipes in the exact portions to cook the meal. Each meal is easy and can be made in about 30-45 minutes. The price to give one student a year of this service at 1 box per week is $3360. For both students it would be $6720. If I raise more, I'd also like to get them a nice set of knives and a nice cutting board.
Both students know I am going to help them in some way. I want to surprise them both with this sort of lavish gift. I can do all the groundwork. I just need the money. Please help me help them. I can't help them all. But I can help these two.
Thank you for considering.