Little Known Help Zone: Giving Children What They Need is Little Known Help Zone’s monthly classroom project that combines advocacy, action, and legacy to make sustainable change in America’s education system.
Here are our updates from November:
-We are still looking for our November classroom to sponsor, we have lots of supplies to give!
-On December 6th, shop LKHZ at the Bryn Mawr Staff Association Craft Fair! This is in the Great Hall from 10-2.
-Our Pink Zebra Fundraiser is still going on, shop here! We get 40% of the money raised! https://www.pinkzebrahome.com/hjfoster/Order.asp?partyid=237878
-LKHZ is developing a coloring book to be sold to support our classroom project. This book is also a story that encourages children to engage in service projects and move our world forward! We are looking for investors for this project.
On Wednesday, October 18th, we visited Washington Elementary in Allentown.
First, Makenna spent time with Ms. Emert’s classroom, reading Wonder to the students and making candy corn man crafts. This was August’s Classroom Donation.
Next, she delivered $75 of donations to Ms. Sprang’s 2nd grade classroom, September’s Classroom Donation.
Finally, she delivered $75 of supplies to Ms. Huff’s 2nd grade classroom and read The Little Old Lady that Wasn’t Scared of Anything. This was October’s Classroom Donation.
It was a wonderful time spreading supplies and assisting these classrooms while having fun!
This month, we will be donating to Ms. Huff’s 2nd grade classroom at Washington Elementary. There are 22 students, 15 girls and 7 boys. We will be giving her classroom some communal supplies as well as each child a personal kit with donations from Myndology and Pilot.
We will be visiting on Wednesday, October 18th to read books to the classrooms and drop off the supplies!
Yesterday, Little Known Help Zone was able to drop off $150 worth of school supplies to Ms. Emert’s Classroom. This was incredibly exciting and her classroom was set up in such a friendly and open way. I placed each kit on each desk for the students to see on their first day of school.
In October, I will be returning to read books and do crafts with her 8 students of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. She teaches both verbal and nonverbal students on the autism spectrum in the Allentown School District. Additional good news is that all three of her Donor’s Choose campaigns were funded! This was a true success for LKHZ’s first classroom donation.
Colored paper is a great way for students to interact with handouts in the classroom. It makes things more fun, more engaging, and improves interaction. Ms. Emert’s classroom was in need of the colored paper to print her worksheets and handouts on. This can become quite expensive, but Little Known Help Zone was incredibly fortunate to receive a donation of a large pack of Astrobright paper from Neenah paper. This was a very generous donation and will be delivered with Ms. Emert’s craft kits and soap for the new school year.
Check out their website here! http://www.neenahpaper.com/
Our donation for our August classroom, Ms. Emert’s fourth grade low income classroom of students with autism, is underway and we have some really exciting goodies for her 8 students. Ms. Emert always makes her students craft kits so Little Known Help Zone took over this for the school year. Check out the photo of the kits, but included inside are pencils, crayons, a Little Known Help Zone crayon, scissors, gluesticks, and markers with a pencil case. We also will be donating a large pack of playdoh for sensory play.
If you would like to donate more, please let us know. Stay tuned for posts about our sponsors for this project!
Each month, Little Known Help Zone will be partnering with a local classroom in need to donate supplies for students and teachers so they can fulfill their potential and have the best learning experience possible.
Our classroom for August is Ms. Emert of Washington Elementary in Allentown, PA. Ms. Emert is the kindhearted teacher of 8 students from low income backgrounds on the autism spectrum. She is committed to their learning and provides them with everything they need including school supplies craft kits, sensory items, books, and fun paper and classroom supplies to make handouts more interactive.
Little Known Help Zone will be purchasing the school supplies kits for each of the 8 students, as well as some other supplies for her classroom.
One way you can help even more is to donate to one of her Donor’s Choose Platforms so she can order additional supplies that is much needed for a wonderful and successful school year!