2017-03-11 / The Bullhorn

W hitlow amazed by Donors Choose funding for Bulldogs Care

By Madison Fuller
Bullhorn Report er

Stacey Whitlow 
Photo by Madison Fuller Stacey Whitlow Photo by Madison Fuller Stacey Whitlow, 10th grade English teacher at Roxboro Community School, (RCS) recently earned funding at DonorsChoose.org for a classroom project called “Please Help Us Feed Hungry Children! #BulldogsCare.”

Donors Choose is a free, nonprofit website where teachers can receive funding for student resources.

Over 13 donors donated to Whitlow’s project so far, which helps her fund Bulldogs Care day projects.

Whitlow explained, “I launched a project through Donor’s Choose to help us fund the $3,000 dollars we are trying to raise in order to host a Stop Hunger Now Event here on the campus for our final Bulldogs care Day in April. The students that are participating are pledging to raise $25 each in order to help purchase 100 meals for hungry students all over the world.”

Even with the students contributions, Whitlow said, “That still left the teachers with the daunting task of raising $1,800 dollars. I thought I’d give fundraising a shot one weekend, and I turned to Donor’s Choose for help. It is like a kickstarter for educators. I set a 1,000 limit thinking we would never reach funding. I then launched my project on Facebook for all of my friends and family to support. The project was funded in four days. I was absolutely humbled and inspired by all of the support.”

Whitlow added that the support “really was an amazing experience that will be overshadowed only by watching our RCS students provide and package over 10,000 meals for those less fortunate in the world during [on the] last Bulldogs Care Day on April 5.”

She concluded, “We still need to procure the other $1,800 dollars in order to make this project a reality. If anyone would like to contribute they can donate directly to our project online @ http://events.stophungernow.org/RCS or they can send checks into RCS with BulldogsCare or Stop Hunger Now in the memo line and we will make sure that the money is used to help thousands of others.”

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