Monday, June 11, 2007

Help a School in Queens Stock a Theater Library!

Fellow playwright Marisela has uncovered a nice worthy cause. Please consider sending some love to this school!

Here's what she's sayin:

I and four other playwright bloggers (thank you Enrique, Peter, Prince and Tim) are blogging to help fundraise for a theatre library for a middle school in Queens NY.

The Who:
Last week I discovered a great philanthropy web site called Donors Choose. It's a site dedicated entirely to raising funds for public education. Teachers propose projects (i.e. field trips, text books or money for a library) and Donors Choose reviews the proposals and posts the ones that pass the initial screening. I was on the site last week and did a search for theatre, that's when I found this proposal. A Queens middle school has just added theatre to their curriculum, but they have no theatre books.

How Much:
The proposal we're supporting is asking for $511 total. That's it. So if 50 people give $10 each we'll make our goal.

The Why:
This project really struck a chord with me. Perhaps it's because I come from a family of educators and I know how frustrating it is to try and teach without adequate supplies. Or because I came from a small town and know what it's like to be a student with outdated equipment.

But most importantly it's because I love theatre. We love theatre and we want to support theatre and the future of theatre.

So dear readers, if you can, drop by the site and help us give that middle school in Queens a theatre library. And please spread the word.


Click Here To Read The Proposal and Donate


Anonymous Marisela said...

Hi Peter, thanks for the post. We're at 45% to goal. Whoo! Couldn't have made it without your support.

9:56 PM  

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