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It's not the school year we had hoped for but we are so thankful that our educators are back in the classroom. We have donated 695 books to teachers so far this year. For the love of reading!
The school year hasn't even started yet but teachers are getting their classrooms libraries ready for students! As of today, we have donated 335 books to teachers for the 2020-2021 school year.
Classrooms may not look the same for the 2020-2021 school year but we are still providing books to teachers for their classroom libraries.
As some of you may know, I started a very small non-profit after Hurricane Harvey hit our area.
Harvey Cat 4 Teachers was organized in September of 2017. Our mission is to provide financial assistance to teachers employed by public school systems located in the Gulf Coast Region of Texas to purchase quality in-classroom reading materials, and other with classroom supplies and educational projects.
In 2017, we provided funding to 18 teachers, whose classrooms were directly affected by the hurricane, improving the classrooms for approximately 1,900 students. This funding helped replace damaged computer equipment and provided guided reading books, books for classroom-based libraries and much needed everyday supplies.
During the 2018-2019 school year, we helped kick off the careers and school year for four brand new teachers in Conroe ISD by donating classroom supplies and educational materials. In addition, we donated over 1,400 books to 34 teachers in the public school systems in Spring and Houston in order to enrich their classroom libraries for their students. In the 2018-2019 school year, our Classroom Library Program reached approximately 2,500 students across 10 schools.
So far in the 2019-2020 school year, we have donated 1,311 books to 57 teachers in the public school systems of Conroe, Spring and Houston in order to enrich their classroom libraries for their students. So far this school year, our Classroom Library Program reached approximately 2,200 students across 17 schools. Of the 1,311 books we donated, approximately 300 books went to children who had no access to books during the Covid 19 crisis. We had hoped to match or beat our book donation numbers from last year, but the Covid 19 crisis slowed us down considerably.
In an effort to continue purchasing books for our Classroom Library Program, we have been working on grant applications and seeking other fundraising opportunities.
We have had a busy couple of months. We continued our fundraising efforts in order to provide more teachers with print rich materials for their classrooms. We donated over 500 books from late November to April 1st as part of our Classroom Library Program. We continue to support teachers and students during the Covid 19 crisis. Check out our Facebook for books talks and author book readings! Stay safe. Love and peace.
We are starting our end of the year fundraising campaign. With so many worth causes out there, please consider checking ours out. We are doing our best to help promote childhood literacy and promote a love for reading well into High School. Please check out our Facebook campaign here.
We are set to wrap up November with about 815 book donations to over 30 teachers! It as been an exciting school year>
As of today, we have distributed 715 books to area teachers. That is 715 books placed in classrooms since August 14, 2019! We have had an amazing school year so far!