Mike and I have been so encouraged to see how homeschoolers are rallying around each other during this tragic storm and flooding. It will take a long time for these people to rebuild, and as a homeschooling family ourselves, we are aware of how hard it will be to try to continue to homeschool. So often the insurance helps these families take care of the necessities, but being able to continue to educate their children is something dear to all of our hearts.
A Tapestry co-op mom posted on Facebook asking for help for Tapestry families in her co-op whose homes were flooded with anywhere from 3-5 feet of water. Many of you jumped in with curriculum that you could help them out with, but others asked if there was a way for them to donate money to help these families get the books and curriculum they need.
For those who want to contribute we will be putting a special product in our store, which will be a Harvey gift certificate. All proceeds from the sale of these gift certificates will be given to Tapestry families affected by hurricane Harvey to buy the Tapestry curriculum they need. We will be contributing the curriculum to them at cost, so that the donations can go as far as possible.
If there are more funds than families who need them, we will donate the rest to a charity organization helping the affected states that can disburse the funds to an even wider group.
If you or other families you know have lost homeschool curriculum due to hurricane Harvey, please fill out this google document, so we can help you get the homeschooling curriculum you need. We will either ship it to where you are staying, or can hold it for you until you are in stable housing again.
Two other ways to give:
One of the Tapestry co-ops affected have set up a fundraiser to help raise money to replace all the school supplies they need to replace. Please see the link here.
HSLDA is collecting donations for those affected by the hurricane. You can find out more information here.
It is wonderful to see our community of homeschoolers rally around each other!