I do! I do! which is why my family and I took steps in 2012 to lay down some plans. Giving more of our time. Giving more of our talents. Giving more of our money. We had the pleasure of accidentally stumbling into a relationship with Ethel Taylor Academy. This school is located within a housing project on the west side of Cincinnati. This is not a destination — families do not hope to one day say they live here. This is, instead, the end of the road. The School has 100% of the children on Federal funding for school lunches. The School is also a failing a School — the people who work here are desperately trying to help not only the children of Ethel Taylor, but their families.
On February 12, it’s NAAPID — National African American Parent Involvement Day. On this day, Ethel Taylor invites all of the school families to attend an evening event where they work to influence the parents to understand the importance of being involved in their child(rens) education. More parent involvement would go a long way in helping this school. Our family was asked to provide two laundry baskets full of cleaning supplies which could be given away during the event. We took that request for two, crossed it out and changed it to 50!
In order to be able to do this we need the help of many. We were fortunate to partner with a local company who will be matching what raise $1 for $1 until we reach our goal. If we did reach our goal, this would mean we would have enough funds for 100 baskets!!! Please consider giving even a few dollars. Share this with your friends and family. Be a part of helping to make this a successful event.
Here’s how you can become involved: http://www.indiegogo.com/etheltaylor
Thank you for the bottom of my heart.