As you might know, May 4th to May 8th was the teacher’s appreciation week. To show my high school teachers that they made me who I am today, I was a part of a fundraiser along with the Alumni Association from Martin Van Buren High School, Queens Village, NY, my high school.
The idea was very simple, we were reaching out to people and asking them to donate as much as they could and write a simple note to any of the teachers that could be handed to them when we would give them a small token (a Starbucks gift card) as a token of our appreciation and love.
Our goal was raising $500 and we did that very easily within a week! Even though the gift cards did not have a high monetary value, the teaches felt very appreciated and simply loved the idea of their students going this far to show them how much they were loved.