Since Roger & Me documented the devastation of Flint, MI over two decades ago, things have gotten even worse. More than a quarter of the population lives below the poverty line.
But people try to survive, and one of Flint's teachers is trying to help. She's trying to purchase basic math and science supplies for her kids, kids whose families are often too busy trying to stay fed and housed to worry about non-immediately-vital needs like education. One of our most successful donors suggested we bump this project up the list, as it will expire in a few weeks. It will take another $411 to get this classroom the needed supplies. Even very small donations---$1-$5---make a big difference, and history has shown my readers able to round up a lot of money in small donations. Still, it's a lot of money. Maybe we can get this one done before Friday?