ERIC Number: EJ997947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
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Grassroots Philanthropy on the Prairie
Marshall, Joanne M.
Phi Delta Kappan, v93 n8 p34-38 May 2012
The Boone Hope Foundation has given away over $130,000 in gift cards, rent checks, and eyeglasses--all targeted to help students with emergency needs related to food, clothing, shelter, and healthcare in its rural Iowa community. This is the story of teachers from a typical Midwestern school--relatively small and certainly not affluent--who have thought innovatively about involving their community and its resources to help the students they share in common by starting their own philanthropy.
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Student Needs, Homeless People, Community Action, Community Problems, Food, Clothing, Housing Needs, Health Needs, Teacher Leadership, Fund Raising, Private Financial Support, Emergency Programs, Local Issues, High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa