Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 89: Donated a Printer


As I have mentioned many times on this blog, my wife is a teacher here in Chicago. She takes tremendous pride in how hard she works to ensure that her students are at grade level in each of their subjects, and prepared to advance on in school. I see all of the effort that she puts in to each and every child in her classroom, and while she works extremely hard for the children, a teacher can only do so much. It is up to the parents to have an active role in the educational lives of their children outside of the classroom. Lindsey has been blessed with a number of parents who see this and work to ensure that their children's learning doesn't end at 3:30 in the afternoon.

Recently, Lindsey told me a story about one such set of parents. They are extremely supportive of the education of their daughter, and it shows as she is one of the top performing students in my wife's classroom. At home, the mom preaches the importance of education to her children as she understands what it takes for a child to be successful. One of the ways that she helps further her children's learning at home is by printing off fun and creative homework assignments. However, a few weeks back, the family's printer broke, and they don't have the disposable income to purchase a new printer. Lindsey has told me time and time again how much of an impact these assignments have had on her student's education, and we have been trying to figure out a way that we could help. We have a perfectly fine printer sitting in our house that we rarely use, and recently, I received a printer from my company for use in my home office. Rather than take out my aggressions on our old printer, for today's random act of kindness, we will be donating it to the family of my wife's student. They definitely deserve it for all that they do to ensure the success of their kids in the classroom and beyond.

9 comments:

  1. this is really great! keep fighting the good fight!

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  2. Love it! The idea of paying it forward is awesome. People can always do good for someone else, and by this documentation of it, it really makes us all more aware of how great it is and what a difference it can make. Your daughter will definitely learn by example and bring good to others in her life.

    I hope you don't mind, I mentioned your blog in my entry for my blog today. :)

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  3. That was a great thing to do. I am sure the parents will really appreciate your act of kindness.

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  4. I LOVE this! I've already done a few things you suggested, and I enjoy having a source when I need inspiration. Thank you for making this blog, and for sharing your ideas. I posted your blog on my facebook page, and shared it with 700+ of my closest friends (ok, so they're not all close, LOL)...even though people don't always comment, you have more followers than you realize. Keep up the great work!

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  5. how wonderful! humour and kindness rolled into one amazing act.

    http://karinahguzman.blogspot.com/

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  6. Young minds need stimulation to grow and form, and you are only young once. Donating your old printer was a very kind thing to do. This act of kindness could end up helping this young girls development much more than anyone of us can imagine.

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  7. Hey ! I'm a french girl, so I apologize for all the mistakes I may make. I wanted firstly to thank you for all of this. This is TRULY inspiring, so stop being modest about it. You know what ? This is my random act of kindness of the day : make you undertand how much great this blog is.
    I became 'interested' in random kindness after no particular event. I simply told myself : Smile and it will make people smile (or look at you funny ^^). But blogs such as yours, or organisations such as 'The Kindness Offensive' in the UK inspire me and more, make my day by making me laught, smile and cry.
    Thank you. You are a great man.

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  8. I should look into doing this as well, I have a printer I no longer use! This blog is great it helps me think of things I skip over during spring cleaning

    ~Mo
    www.mokekumileicreations.com

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