Mr. Antolino has been very busy this week preparing for the new school year. He asked if I would help organize his desk and all of his supplies. And since I've been known to organize paperclips and pens by color, I gladly accepted the challenge. Another to-do he had on the list that he wanted me to tackle was a bulletin board in his classroom he has dedicated to charity:water. And this was the task I was very excited about!
charity:water (if you haven't heard) is an awesome non-profit that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. And another awesome thing? 100% of public donations directly fund water projects. (They have a separate private group of donors that take care of operational costs.) Please check them out! They have great videos and resources, and an awesome store! (I love the tees!)
Gino- er, I mean- Mr. Antolino has the great ambition of motivating his students to fund a water project this year. His class has their own charity:water Campaign. You can donate here, and it will add to their class goal. Again, 100% of donations directly fund water projects, and you can track Mr. Antolino's Class' progress!
|Students with a mission!|
Now onto the bulletin board that will inspire 120 students to band together and work towards helping other students across the world gain access to clean, safe drinking water...
I spent a few good hours searching through Michael's, Staples, and Walmart for inspiration and materials for an interesting display. I finally settled on aqua blue paper as the backdrop; and instead of just a regular paper border commonly used for bulletin boards, I decided to use some wired ribbon to add some texture- and hopefully add a water effect.
|Stapling wired ribbon to create "waves"|
|The charity:water bulletin board in progress...|
|Mr. Antolino's charity:water Classroom Bulletin Board!|
So... nothing too fancy (and I still need to add one more picture in the empty spot on the left), but I am proud of the 2-hour labor of love! And so is Mr. Antolino... maybe he'll do the dishes tonight! :)
All silliness and cute bulletin boards aside, please donate to an awesome cause. $20.00 alone can give one person clean, safe drinking water. See the need. Get inspired. Spread the word. Join the campaign. Show Love.
Have you ever had to create a bulletin board, sign, etc. to motivate people to join a cause? Do you have any advice on other cool materials I could use for future displays? Have you heard of charity:water and the awesome stuff they are doing? And just as cool, have you heard of the great people that are sacrificing their birthdays in hopes to build wells for those in need?