Two months ago, I asked people to donate money to help build my classroom’s Kindle Library.
I didn’t do anything special. I didn’t invite people over to my house to look at art and enjoy fancy cocktails. There was no creative request on DonorsChoose, no formal ask letter in your mailboxes.
I just put up a little button on this blog’s sidebar…and waited.
And today, the last day of my donation drive, I am happy to announce that I collected $423, thanks to generous donors who care deeply about reading.
That’s enough for 42 books!
Here’s what’s really neat: These 42 books will last forever. They won’t get damaged or worn out or lost. And when the 42 books are shared on my classroom’s 12 Kindles, that means 12 students can read the same book at the same time. Here comes the multiplier: 42 books on 12 Kindles = 504 books.
I’m appreciative of all the donors — friends, former colleagues, and completely random people. It’s heartwarming to know that there are many people who care whether our young people are reading.