Class Project

The following note was sent to me from a friend of mine. I think it is a worthwhile venture, especially with the amount of problems going on with the economy today. By the way, the USDA yesterday released a press release that said the number of children that went hungry in 2007 had increased more than 50% from the previous year. Overall, the 36.2 million adults and children who struggled with hunger during the year was up slightly from 35.5 million in 2006. That was 12.2 percent of Americans who didn't have the money or assistance to get enough food to maintain active, healthy lives. Here is Angie's email:


My American Schools final course assignment is a whole class project. We are collecting donations of food, school supplies and warm winter clothes.

The food we collect and the new winter clothing items will go to Food Outreach. Food Outreach does a project with needy children that do not have food at home over the weekends. Food Outreach fills a backpack with food that the kids can take home for their weekend meals.

The school supplies and the used winter clothing will be delivered to Youth in Need by my class as a whole on Wednesday December 3.

There are children in our communities and our neighboring communities that need help. These children don't get regular meals, don't have warm clothes to protect them and do not get school supplies to take to school.

They need help, even if it is a pair of mittens or a hat that costs no more than a dollar or two. They need soup to eat and a breakfast bar to help with their hunger. They need their own school supplies so they feel ready to learn. They need our help.

I know it is Scouting for Food time, every child you know is asking you to buy something from their fundraiser, you're worried about how to buy your own food and winter clothes for your child. But please remember that there are children you don't know that need your help too.

I am asking for your help, to help a child you have never met. I will be collecting and accepting donations until Sunday November 30.


Angela Gonzalez
Elementary Education Student
University of Missouri - St. Louis

You can reach Angie by email at asgmtf [at] umsl.edu if you would care to contribute. Or drop me a note and I can get it to Angie.

Letter from the Instructor

This University of Missouri-St. Louis student is collecting items (food, clothes, and school supplies) for needy children. This is being done as part of a course assignment - teaching future teachers about the importance of teacher leadership and student advocacy.

If you have any questions, or comments, please call me on my cell phone at 314-210-4241, or send me an email at the address below.

And, thank you so much for your kind support of this initiative.

Robin R. Wiseman, MBA, MEd
Adjunct Faculty
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Teaching & Learning Department
ruawise1 [at] sbcglobal.net

1 comment:

Womanji said...

Thank you for your help.