The parents of Erin's schoolkids usually shower hundreds of dollars worth of gifts on her, it's pretty cool. At the beginning of the year, the PTO has each teacher fill out a Christmas wish list. The parents use that list for buying presents (well, most of them). But amongst all the Starbucks gift cards, Target gift cards and the stupid crap some people insist on buying teachers - Erin received this card. And I quote...
Thank you for all your continued hard work this year. We are so thankful for you!!
In your bag you will find:
Bracelet - this bracelet explains the significance and reason it was purchased. Supporting fair trade and empowering some entrepreneurs in India.
Ornament and top - even thought Dawson would like this when he's older. They are hand painted by residents in a village in Uganda. They are made of vegetable paint and 100% lead free. They practice fair trade.
Bag - made by women who chose to leave the sex trade industry in Calcutta and make a better life for themselves and their children.
Enclosed you will find a certificate in your honor for one teacher in Darfur to receive a salary for a year. in honor of you and all the wonderful teachers we wanted to help other teachers sustain their living and continue educating. Also, enclosed is a Gap gift card, just for fun!
As well, 3 books were donated to an inner city school with our purchases.