My name is Kristin Shaw, I grew up in Michigan and work in marketing in downtown Detroit at Cobo Center. I am a graduate of Wayne State University and live in Midtown Detroit.I have seen the teachers and worked with children of DPS, and felt compelled to do something. I live, work and go to school in Detroit, and although I am not a parent now, I hope to raise a family here one day.
I decided to take action, and was able to raise $1500 through crowd-funding site, GoFundMe and collected hundreds of tangible donations from generous donors. Through social media, and word of mouth, I was able to reach 3x my goal of $500 and donate over 8,000 items in 32 containers to DPS Foundation on May 2, 2016.
Children deserve to learn in clean, safe and constructive environments, and although these classroom care packages won’t reach through the district, I am proud knowing it will reach a handful of teachers and many students.
Thank you for your very kind donation Kristin Shaw. Your generosity will make an great difference for DPS students.