She remembers those days well…Walking into class with a pencil, the same clothes she had to wear for two days straight, her book and no paper…When she tried to borrow paper the student she asked told her, “Get your own! You’re always out of stuff!” Embarrassed, by the situation she then asked the teacher if she had some that she could borrow. In those days teachers weren’t that keen on it, but she knew the child’s situation at home…There was no money. The teacher handed her a folder with ten sheets of paper with her name on it. She then said to her, “This is your paper folder. Bring it to me every day and I will keep refilling it.”
Smiling the little girl did so. Her grades came up and she seemed happier, even though other kids in her class picked on her. I should remember her well…I was that child. I didn’t always have what I needed due to things taking place at home–but at least I HAD a roof over my head. Many of these students do not. That is where School on Wheels comes in. You can find out more via the link below. They have been providing tutoring services to homeless students since 1993. This is definitely a worthwhile cause to support and more organizations like this are needed around the nation!
Now I want to tell you a way that you can help that might interest you as well. IF you are a patron of the arts, and support independent film makers, then you need to check out the trailer for the picture “Lost in a Crowd” that is soon to be released. The cast and crew have decided that they will give 10% of all funding raised to School on Wheels, Inc. You can view the trailer here:
There are also rewards in this for you depending on the amount you choose to give. There are many independent films that do not make it to mainstream markets due to various factors, but this is a film that deserves to have support. You will be seeing a lot more of this cast and crew in the future.
There is also a link on the home page that will take you to the main website for School on Wheels for when you’d like to give supplies, volunteer, etc…
Again, this is a worthwhile cause to be a part of, and for as little as $10, you can make the difference in the life of a student with needs this holiday season. Thank you and have a great week!