Ferguson teachers find creative ways to raise money for students

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 27 at 6:21 PM

(KMOV.com) -- In this day and age, educators are coming up with creative ways to raise funds for the tools they need to help students succeed in the clasroom. Something as simple as books can be a luxury in some school districts.

In the Ferguson School District, two 5th-grade teachers came up with a creative way to overcome those financial hurdles.

Nicole Binion and Carrie James said they spend a minimum of $500 a year of their own money. So when they found the website donorschoose.org, they put their teaching skills aside and put on their sales hats.

The online charity makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. It allows teachers from all over to post requests to the site, and donors can give any amount to the project that inspires them.

Binion said support from other educators has been overwhelming.

She and James said they want their students to have the same opportunities as students as other schools. They tell me the world of education and if this is the route for their children, then they will adapt.

 

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