It started as a project idea on DonorsChoose.org: a teacher from Nicholson Elementary requested art supplies to raise awareness about violence in her community. Two people visited DonorsChoose.org, read about the project, and gave the funding needed to make her idea a reality. With these resources, this project became a school-wide “Memorial Chair” effort to commemorate the two dozen plus young lives lost in the Chicago Public Schools last year.
Next month, the Field Museum of Chicago will to feature these chairs in a special exhibit in their Maori gallery. Because of the hard work of these students and their dedicated teacher, hundreds of museum visitors will put faces and names to the young people lost and will learn, on a more intimate level, about the reality of violence toward youngsters in Chicago.
Thank you for all you do to bring projects like this one to life in the classroom. To view other meaningful projects in need of funding, visit www.DonorsChoose.org today.