This post is not baseball related but addresses something very important to me. I am a teacher in Boston's Dorchester community, probably the poorest section of the city. Ninety-seven percent of our students qualify for a free school lunch based on their families' income. For the past four years we have been fortunate enough to raise enough money to take a class to Europe to teach them about the Holocaust and World War II. We've accomplished this largely due to donations from friends of the school and a couple of corporate sponsorships. Each year I'm amazed at how it effects our students. After our first trip, my principal asked one of my students what he thought of the experience. He said, "I didn't cry when my brother was shot but I cried at Auschwitz." Now, with little more than two weeks separating us from our departure, this year's trip is in jeopardy.
One of our sponsors who promised us $4,000 has since withdrawn their commitment. We had been approximately $2,000 shy which I had planned to put on my credit card, however I do not have the room to pay for the new $6,000 balance. It is with this in mind that I ask the McCoven to consider assisting our group. For more information on what we do, please visit our blog that last year's class kept by clicking here. If you are interested, simply click the donate button on the top right portion of the page and you will be redirected to our PayPal account.
Thank you for the opportunity to explain our situation and for your consideration. Also, this year's trip will have the same blog address so don't hesitate to post a comment, the kids always love that!