E. Texas teacher using crowd funding site for school book funds - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

E. Texas teacher using crowd funding site for school book funds

(Source: KLTV Staff) (Source: KLTV Staff)
(Source: KLTV Staff) (Source: KLTV Staff)
(Source: KLTV Staff) (Source: KLTV Staff)
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

 With the school year just around the corner, East Texas teachers are already starting their back-to-school shopping.

"I spend a lot of money every year on my classroom," said Lisa Rust, a 3rd grade teacher at an area school.

Rust says she's not the only one.

"Most teachers work in school districts that can't afford to buy anything for their students, and teachers have to spend a lot of their own money," said Rust.

Spring Hill librarian Becky Jones says she's found a solution. Its called donorschoose.org, a crowd funding website specifically for teachers.

Jones set up her account this week.

"They have to edit it and approve it, it goes through a process and then Monday they emailed me saying it had been accepting and they were going to post it," said Jones.

When you type in your zip code, you can see teachers fundraising near you.

The website is divided into subjects like, math, science and art.

Jones' theme: “Blast off with Books.”

She says many of the junior high students have shown an interest in science but last school year she found many of the library's books were outdated and she wanted to revamp their selection.

“I thought this will get more students into the library and on a topic that they are really interested in," Jones said.

Jones says she's been teaching for 20 years and says teachers will go above and beyond to ensure their students learn.

"I think its our nature to want to help and that's why we get into our profession; when you see a student needing something, it;s your nature to give to them," said Jones.

She believes the website doesn’t just help those who receive; it also benefits those who give.

"They can give what they love to the younger generation,” said Jones.

Jones tells us for the first week your page is up, donorschoose.org will match the first week earning.

Pages are only up for four months. She hopes to raise $431.

For more information on the site, visit http://www.donorschoose.org/project/blast-off-with-books/1258276/

Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • LCPD: Suspect arrested after vehicle pursuit in Lake Charles

    LCPD: Suspect arrested after vehicle pursuit in Lake Charles

    Saturday, December 16 2017 5:12 PM EST2017-12-16 22:12:28 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)

    The Lake Charles Police Department has arrested one person after a nearly 20-minute pursuit Saturday afternoon. LCPD received a call of a person shooting a firearm from a vehicle on the 1900 block of Prejean Drive in the afternoon, said LCPD Deputy Chief Mark Kraus. Police located the vehicle near Hwy 14. A 19-minute pursuit then ensued, and ended with a suspect arrested.

    More >>

    The Lake Charles Police Department has arrested one person after a nearly 20-minute pursuit Saturday afternoon. LCPD received a call of a person shooting a firearm from a vehicle on the 1900 block of Prejean Drive in the afternoon, said LCPD Deputy Chief Mark Kraus. Police located the vehicle near Hwy 14. A 19-minute pursuit then ensued, and ended with a suspect arrested.

    More >>
  • Southwest Louisiana Christmas activities

    Southwest Louisiana Christmas activities

    Saturday, December 16 2017 10:16 AM EST2017-12-16 15:16:21 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    The following is a list of the Christmas activities going on in the area

    More >>

    The following is a list of the Christmas activities going on in the area

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    Congressman: Bayou Bridge Pipeline approved

    Congressman: Bayou Bridge Pipeline approved

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:43 PM EST2017-12-16 03:43:58 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Army Corps of Engineers plans to issue the necessary permits for the Bayou Bridge pipeline, according to a news release from the office of Congressman Clay Higgins. The news release said Colonel Michael Clancy, of the Army Corps of Engineers, announced Thursday that the New Orleans District has concluded its environmental assessment and will issue necessary permits to Bayou Bridge Pipeline, LLC. Higgins office says the pipeline is a $750 million investment that is estimated...

    More >>

    The Army Corps of Engineers plans to issue the necessary permits for the Bayou Bridge pipeline, according to a news release from the office of Congressman Clay Higgins. The news release said Colonel Michael Clancy, of the Army Corps of Engineers, announced Thursday that the New Orleans District has concluded its environmental assessment and will issue necessary permits to Bayou Bridge Pipeline, LLC. Higgins office says the pipeline is a $750 million investment that is estimated...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly