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EXCITING CONTEST TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS! This week only!We need your help this week! Donorschoose.org, a charity linking education donors and teachers directly, is holding the contest of a lifetime and this special education teacher is directly involved!For every $20 donation received to a project to help aid in life-changing academic and social skills for students with disabilities, the teacher receives one entry into a contest. Donorschoose is honoring the teacher's commitment to getting donors to support their classroom by providing up to $3000 of extra funding to the classroom! So far, 9 people have donated, which earns us a $75 gift card. If 10 people donate, they'll give us $250; 25 and we'll earn $1000. If 50+ people donate, we'll be lucky enough to earn a $3000 grant. This is not unreachable! I know there are 41 generous people in this town!
  Please help be one of those donors for these kids!

Currently, I teach a 12:1:1 (12 students, 1 teacher and 1 teacher assistant) special education class in the largest specialized school in a high poverty area of the south bronx. Growing up on Long Island, we had everything. Access to superfluous resources that made us the incredible individuals we are today. Unfortunately, these kids don't have that. The budget for special education in NYC is highly limited and supplies are scarce. Parents are unable to support their students financially, so the teachers are forced to spend their own money. Thankfully, there are resources out there for us, and donorschoose is an amazing one. Through this website, community members have donated a $2000 interactive whiteboard that has changed the way my students see the world. Their access to make connections to the outside world is now boundless.  Additionally, the community's generous donors have provided us with over $500 in printing supplies (printer, ink and paper) to last us a while, while our building is out of ink and paper. We cannot thank these donors enough for supporting us, but we have more that we need. Please check out www.donorschoose.org/classx11needs...  To get access to our page and our latest project. Donations of more than $20 gain us an entry into the contest, but every dollar you have to offer these students helps. When you donate, you will receive a special thank you message from the kids and I and will be able to see pictures demonstrating the impact these amazing classroom tools have for these students.  Thank you so much for supporting my students. The website again is Www.donorschoose.org/classx11needs...Please don't leave the dots off of the end! If you have any further questions, please email msmichelle811@gmail.com.   If you can't donate, recommend and share this information with friends and family through social media! Spread the word to support special education! Thank you!

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