Let’s help West Michigan Teachers Needing Supplies #ClearTheList
It's time for kids to go back to school, which means it's also time for teachers to dip into their own money to buy supplies they'll need for their classroom during the next school year. Usually, this is art supplies, extra notebooks, crayons, resource books, flexible seating, books to read, etc. and it adds up, money-wise, for a group that's already not paid enough.
I came across a story from 6ABC in Philly that was talking about a cool new viral trend where a teacher in Texas set up to help teachers get supplies they need by creating Amazon Wishlists.
Courtney Jones the teacher who started the movement calls it Amazon "Teacher Giving". She says originally it started as a group of teachers trying to help gift each other needed supplies when they could, then word spread and others started making donations. So far she says around 25,000 people have helped #ClearTheList, which is the action of finding a teacher's Amazon Wishlist and sending them some or all of their supplies listed.
I think this is such a great idea and something we can do right here in West Michigan! I know plenty of teachers who have the biggest hearts but are trying to make it money-wise just like the rest of us.
So here's my thought: Let's Help West Michigan Teachers #ClearTheList -
We had a link up for teachers to submit their lists, and we got quite a few.
If you're interested in helping students in our community get the school year started off on the right foot, then please, click a list or even a few, and send supplies. You don't even have to get up to do it... unless your credit card isn't saved on your Amazon account.
**When you check-out, look for the name in your addresses that won't have address info, for privacy purposes.
If you want to help, click on the links below to go to each wishlist. We'll continue to update as we get new lists!
Classroom Wish List - This is for a first-grade teacher
A new Reading Specialist and Robotics Coach at North Park Montessori in Grand Rapids could use some basic books and some robotic bots!
Mrs. Cesar’s Kindergarten wishlist - she Kindergarten teacher in Sterling Heights, MI.