Little Known Help Zone will be donating to three classrooms in North Philadelphia at the Esperanza Academy Elementary School. Books and basic classroom supplies were needed, and will be delivered on Monday! Supplies its are values at over $100 and will help students, especially for the start of the next semester. Stay tuned for photos!
Little Known Help Zone visited John Marshall Elementary School in Philadelphia on May 7th to deliver a variety of donated school supplies, copy paper, and help distribute the 100 dictionaries to the third graders from our partnership with the Bryn Mawr Rotary Club. This was a great visit where we could tour the school and give individual items to every teacher as part of teacher appreciation week!
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/