I recently got involved in a collaborative effort of wonderful Detroit area women bloggers like Erin Rose of Positive Detroit, Becks Davis of Detroit Moxie, Nikki Stephan, Jennifer Wright of Looking Glass Lane and Lauren Weber of Staircase to Earth’s Lovliness to raise money to get dictionaries out to kids in particular school districts of Oakland County. It’s called Operation: Kid Equip, The Dictionary Project. Please, go check out the incredible blogs and websites that I have linked you to!
Why am I getting involved?
Because my kids go to school in Oakland County. My husband is a teacher in Hazel Park, which is the district that we are trying to benefit right now. And our school districts are in absolute dire straits.
And these children, as cliche as it sounds, are our future.
With all the budget cuts creating loss of important school curriculum, our schools need all the help they can get so that they are able to turn out educated and productive citizens to enrich our global community.
Starting with dictionaries.
Without a knowledge of words, there is nothing but ignorance.
Words are the most powerful weapon and we need to ensure our children are armed.
So please, if you can, even if it’s $1. That is one more dollar toward our goal of $650 to bring dictionaries to the elementary schools of Hazel Park students. See that widget on my sidebar? That accepts payments starting at $10. Or, you could mail a check, made payable to:
Operation: Kid Equip
P.O Box 364
Royal Oak, MI 48068-0364
Please make sure that in the memo line it notes Dictionary Project.
Also, if you’d like to help in a way other than paypal or check, please contact Menachem @ operationkidequip.org
Who knows? One of these dictionaries may fall into the hands of a child who may someday make a positive and drastic mark and change course of the world. Because you helped by placing a dictionary into his eager hands.