Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Teachers for Boston


This last week has been an extremely emotional one. As a Massachusetts resident, I am extremely proud to be from such a strong and resilient community. In the face of unspeakable tragedy, I saw wonderful acts of kindness and bravery. I want to thank each and every first responder for their selflessness and having the courage to help those in need and protect our safety.

I wanted to help, but didn't know how. I am only one person and my contribution would be small (in the grand scheme of things).

I realized that, though I am only one person, I belong to a wonderful community of generous people who would be willing and able to help. I turned to the other sellers on Teachers Pay Teachers. I asked if anyone would willing to donate products from their store so I could put together a fundraiser.

The response was overwhelming. I was astonished that in just a few short hours, I received product donations from about 40 sellers, the value of these products totaling well over $200!

So here it is.. I have put together TWO bundles of products, grouped by grade levels (K-2 and 3-6). You can purchase either bundle for $20 (this is OVER an 85% discount!). Your entire donation will go to the One Fund to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. 

*UPDATE - Some donors have contacted me to let me know that they are unable to donate because they live outside of the US. I believe I have fixed the problem (finally!) I replaced the old checkout with a new one and all seems to be working well! Once you complete the donation, you should be redirected to a page where you can click a "click here" link (it's small) for the product. You should also receive an email with a link to your download! If, by chance, you still have any trouble purchasing/opening your file, please email me directly at thecenterbasedclassroom@gmail.com.

K-2 Bundle: 35 Products (valued at $150)

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3-6 Bundle: 37 Products (valued at $170)

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Please spread the word to other teachers about this fundraiser! Again, 100% of the money will go to the One Fund to help the people affected. Thank you so much for your generosity!

A BIG thank you to all of these generous TPT sellers for making this fundraiser possible

Kristin Stull - Aspire to Inspire
Anne Gardner - Common Core Connection
Brian Hopkins
Christy Heiple - 3rd Grade Theatrics 
The Creative Classroom
Teresa Hoover - Teresa's Teaching Tools
Amber Thomas - Shut the Door and Teach 
Alyssha - Teaching and Tapas 
Blair Turner - All Things Upper Elementary 
Darlene Anne - Meatballs in the Middle 
Mrs. Beattie's Classroom 
Silvia Garay-Sanchez 
Linda Jennifer 
The Puzzle Den 
Robin Ballew - Robin's Resources 
Jennifer Dowell - Love Teaching Kids
Charlene Sequeira - Diamond Mom
Lynn Hubbell
Rachel - Teacher Addict
Mary Carr
Lovin' Kindergarten with Mrs. Lindsey
Dee Ann Moran
Tori Rebholz - Tori's Teaching Tips
Kay Sommer
Rachel Nice - Pencils and Chalk
Meredith Anderson - Momgineer
Marcia Murphy - Learning Ideas Grades K-8
Jenny - Suntans and Lesson Plans
Fun in Fifth Grade
Fab 4
Rose Loiacono
Susanna Westby - Whimsy Workshop
Rachel Lynette - Minds in Bloom
Karen Jones
Diedre Eldredge - A Burst of First
Catherine Reed - The Brown Bag Teacher
Sally DeCost - Elementary Matters
Bethany Baptiste

43 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! Purchase made! :o) From one Massachusetts resident to another, thank you for your kindness!

    Tara
    TeachingwithTWitte

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  2. Way to go, Michaela! I've blogged, facebooked and pinned this! :) Very happy to be able to help!

    ~Erin
    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

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    1. Thank you so much for donating your product and for spreading the word!

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  3. Happy to join up with you again! Thanks for all the time you put into this.
    :-)
    Susanna

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    1. Thank you for helping! Your product donation is greatly appreciated!

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  4. What a great idea! I just bought the K-2 pack. Thank you for setting this up, teachers are just amazing.

    faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com

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  5. Glad to help...what a great way to help if even a little!

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  6. I am so glad I could play a small part in fundraiser. I have blogged and pinned it. I hope that the fundraiser is very successful!
    Thanks,
    Jennifer
    Love Teaching Kids

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    1. Thanks so much for donating your product and for spread the word!

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  7. Michaela,
    Thanks for setting this up. You did a great job.
    Marcia

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  8. I just donated! I am so excited to explore the K-2 bundle. My heart goes out to Boston and West!

    I linked the fundraiser on my blog. Good luck with fundraising!

    Sweet Tea and Second Grade

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  9. I am so happy that you were able to get so many donations. I am happy to do something to help out. I also donated for a bundle. All who contributed to this cause either by providing products or purchasing them have helped. Together we can make so good come from a tragic situation.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom

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  10. I am getting an error message when I hit the charge my card button - I am trying to purchase from overseas if that makes a difference? Any idea of what I can do?

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    1. I'm sorry it's not working for you! I've heard similar things from people outside the US. Not sure if that applies to you, but please email me at thecenterbasedclassroom@gmail.com and we can straighten it out! Thank you!

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  11. Thanks again for doing this, Michaela! I am happy to have both donated a resource and to the cause!

    Meredith
    momgineer

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    1. Thank you Meredith! Your product and donation are greatly appreciated!

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  12. I received an error message when I tried to order the 3-6 pack. Please advise. I really want to help!

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    1. I'm SO sorry that this didn't work for you! People outside the US have been having some trouble. I'm not sure if that applies to you, but either way, please email me at thecenterbasedclassroom@gmail.com and we can figure it out! Thank you!

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  13. Donated! Thanks for putting this together! :)

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  14. Thank you so much for putting this together! Living and teaching here in Boston, I am so grateful for you efforts and for everyone supporting you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  15. I clicked the link under US but it went through Paypal as CAD. I clicked again to make sure I did the right one and it says it on both the order page and the Paypal page. The order still went through but was for $19.98 US instead of $20.

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    1. I was having some trouble with people from other countries donating, so I attempted to fix it (unsuccessfully). I have changed it back at this time. Your transaction has gone through. If you didn't receive the bundle, please email me at thecenterbasedclassroom@gmail.com

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  16. Thank you for putting this together. I donated under US but it went through as CAD for $19.98. I must have missed it. Will the items be emailed to us?
    Lori M
    lorimoore@satx.rr.com

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  17. I've sent you the email! Thank you for your donation!

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  18. I made a big mistake and purchased the 3-6 bundle while on my iPad. I can't download it. Is there a way to fix that? Thanks!

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    1. I got an email with the download link. Crisis averted. Thanks so much for organizing this! So bummed I missed the chance to contribute!

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    2. Phew! Thank goodness! Thank you so much for your donation - it is greatly appreciated! :)

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  19. I need a "like" button for this! What a great idea! So happy to donate to the people of Boston :)

    Erika
    teach train triumph!

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    1. Thank you so much for your generosity! :)

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  20. Thank you for creating a way for teachers to help! Just paypal-ed :-) One of my students goes to Dartmouth in the middle of it all...She just wrote me so this feels very personal. It takes a village! Baby steps.
    Hugs, Lessia Bonn/I am Bullyproof Music

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    1. Thank you so much! Your donation is greatly appreciated! And I agree, all these baby steps can have a great impact! :)

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  21. Phenomenal idea. I'm from MA too- and this warms my heart. Just purchased a bundle!

    Mandy
    Caffeine and Lesson Plans

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  22. I donated on 4/26. i am glad to help since I am from the east coast. When can i except the files?
    Eileen Boyle
    Eileen2002@msn.com

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  23. Thanks for coordinating this terrific and worthwhile bundle fundraiser! I am rushing over to donate in just one minute. I found your blog from Elementary Matters and am already loving all of your info. I am officially follower number 83!
    Pop on over to see what my class of international third graders are up to and follow our fun!
    Joanne

    Visit me at Third Grade Is The Place To Be

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  24. I teach in Massachusetts too, just north of Boston. Thank you for organizing this fundraiser and giving us a way to help out! And THANK YOU to all the teachers who donated their products!
    Stacey

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  25. Michaela, this is such an amazing idea. I am studying to be a primary teacher in Australia. I saw what happened in Boston and I am so glad I have a chance to contribute!

    Cheers

    Laura

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  26. I purchased this unit and opened it on my computer. I must have closed the file without saving it. The next time I tried to access the unit, I was unable to find it on my computer. I must have also deleted the email with the download link. Could I have this resent?

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    1. Oh no! Of course I can resend it to you! Just email me at thecenterbasedclassroom@gmail.com and I'll get it right to you!

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