Children in military families experience the emotional toll of having a parent serving our country overseas. (Photo: Getty Images)
[Update] Thank you so much to everyone who donated! The Tennessee school project has just been funded, but there is another teacher that urgently needs your help buying music instruments for her students at a high-poverty school in Ohio.
Mrs. Batdorf's middle school students have a passion for music, but are stuck using old, worn-out instruments. While there is much support in the community for music education, funding is not adequate. Students share instruments, most of which are over 20 years old, and the little budget they have is spent on reeds and repairs.
You can purchase a new trombone for her students through DonorsChoose:
The hands-on activities Mrs. Whorley is requesting—language games, math practice cards, among others—will give her kids the chance to practice reading and math comprehension in a fun and engaging way.
Mrs. Whorley writes, "While these students' parents are serving our country and ensuring our freedom, I will like to ensure that coming to school is a positive experience while they await the arrive of their parent's return."
Jenny is the Education Editor at TakePart. She has been writing for TakePart since 2009 and previously worked in film and television development. She has taught English in Vietnam and tutors homeless children in Los Angeles.Email Jenny | @jennyinglee | TakePart.com