Saturday, April 7, 2012

Please help high risk and special needs students

If you follow me on twitter, you may know that I support a charity called DONORS CHOOSE, which supports teachers in underfunded public schools. The teachers post wish lists of things they vitally need in their classrooms and if their projects get funded, they get their supplies. Some of these students can't afford to bring even the most basic items like paper or pencils to school, so helping them makes a huge difference in their lives.

For the next week, Donors Choose has given me a code which will automatically double your donation to this great cause. Simply type in JENNYB at check-out, and your donation is doubled.

I've created a community page here, targeting special needs, high risk classrooms in Brooklyn. These special needs kids really need our help--they are working with so many strikes against them already, and even a very small donation can make a big impact in their lives. And for the next week, until the projects are funded, the first five donations of $200 or more will receive a query critique and 30 minute phone consult from me. Smaller donations will earn my eternal gratitude--remember, there is no donation too small. Even a dollar will help and will be automatically doubled.

Here is the link. Email me at with the link to your donation to collect your critique.

Don't forget to use code: JENNYB and double the donation!


  1. Ugh it's awful what kids with high needs face. My biological parents started taking in high needs foster kids when I was eleven. Seeing the struggles they go through is terrible. I've had 35+ little brothers and sisters, the majority with high needs. I wish I could donate. :(

  2. Thanks for encouraging us to help, Jenny. Good hearts like yours lead to good things indeed. Wish I could do more.

  3. Thanks for supporting students and teachers through Donors Choose. It certainly has transformed my classroom! :-) Ellie Henry/IN

  4. Thanks for promoting this great cause! My sister is a first-grade teacher. Unfortunately, many of the public schools where we live, in South Louisiana, are underfunded. Many of the children she teaches are from families without the money to buy even basic school supplies. I know she buys many things herself for her classroom. I will ask her if she knows about Donors Choose. So glad i know about it now! I cannot make a large donation, but I will donate something. I will try to use your code so it can be doubled, but I think I missed that deadline. But, as you said, everything helps in this very worthwhile cause! Thanks again, Marina

  5. I wish I would have seen this earlier. I'm pretty excited because I've recently discovered Teach for America and will hopefully get to teach at one of these underfunded schools. :)