Here’s How Indiana Teachers Are Using GoFundMe for Classroom Fundraising
Welcome to 2022, where the cost of living keeps going up, and most of us are doing whatever it takes to keep the bills paid. If you have a child in school, know any teachers, or are a teacher yourself, you know the cost of teaching keeps going up, too.
According to NEA Research:
What Are Indiana Teachers Paying For?
It amazes me how much our local educators spend of their own money, just to be able to teach our children properly. I recently asked to see some of their Amazon Wishlists, and here are some of the popular requests:
- Dry Erase Markers
- Flash Cards
- Educational Books
- Fluorescent Light Diffuser Covers
- Clip Boards
- Storage Containers
We could be here all day listing items. I've added links to the Amazon Wishlists shared with me below.
How Does GoFundMe Work?
GoFundMe is a company that we all refer to, but did you know that you can utilize it to raise money for almost anything? Teachers are using it to raise money for classroom field trips, to get much-needed supplies, and even musical instruments.
Hi, my name is Haley, and I am an eighth-grade English Language Arts teacher at Stonybrook Middle School in Warren Township, Indianapolis, Indiana.As the new school year begins in just a few short weeks, I am looking to raise money for items for my classroom and my students.It is important to me that I cultivate an equitable, inclusive and positive environment conducive to learning and growing. Funds will be used to buy supplies, culturally relevant books for my classroom library, and any other items necessary to facilitate an excellent learning experience for my students.