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Design Contest Leads to a New Shirt for VCU Libraries

You cannot buy VCU Libraries branded materials in the Virginia Commonwealth University campus bookstore. So, the Friends of VCU Libraries launched a $500 design contest targeted at current students and recent alumni. The Friends invited students and recent alumni (2014 – 2018) to submit designs for a t-shirt. The design prompt was: What is your…

High School Club Raises Money to Send Students to National Conference

Our fundraiser campaign was set up to raise funds for a chapter of Educators Rising. Our club is for high school students who aspire to become teachers. These students volunteer at community events, provide free babysitting services, and attend State and National Conferences and Competitions. The sales have far exceeded our expectations, the ease of…

2nd Grade Students Raise Money for the Homeless

I am a 2nd grade teacher at a school for the deaf in St. Paul, MN. I have always felt character education and community service is an integral part of teaching, and include a lot of this in my class. This year, my group of Deaf 2nd graders took a special interest in helping people…