Planada elementary teachers turn to national crowdfunding source, DonorsChoose, to help replace supplies lost during flooding
Horace Mann agent Curtis Earheart assists educators with posting projects to DonorsChoose.
Horace Mann agent Curtis Earheart held a DonorsChoose workshop earlier this week to assist Planada educators in posting projects. More than 20 educators plan to make project requests replacing items like Legos, carpets and chairs.
"When I heard about all of the materials educators lost at Planada, I knew DonorsChoose would offer one way for these educators to receive the tools they need for their classrooms without having to dig deeper into their own personal funds,” said Earheart. “As a company focused on providing educators what they need to secure their financial futures, teaching them about DonorsChoose is especially important after a disaster like this."
To find Planada projects that need funding, go to www.donorschoose.org and enter Planada Elementary School.
"We are so thankful for our community and partners like Horace Mann," added Villabolos. "We are struggling right now because we aren’t able to learn in our school. Our students are having to learn in unfamiliar settings and readjust. Restoring some of the classroom materials they are used to learning with will help them feel more comfortable and facilitate learning.”
About Horace Mann
Horace Mann Educators Corporation is the largest financial services company focused on helping America's educators and others who serve the community achieve lifelong financial success. The company offers individual and group insurance and financial solutions tailored to the needs of the educator community. Founded by Educators for Educators® in 1945, the company is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois.