Each month we feature a new charity to share with our readers in hopes that they might donate to or at least spread the word to others for awareness. For June we decided to profile Bonnie’s Big Idea.
Bonnie Campbell Hill was a well-accomplished teacher and author, having penned nine books that teachers all over the country had used. Her visions in time turned to help not only children in other countries, but also the teachers that were educating these children. One by one, Hill was changing the lives of people all over the world.
Sadly, her world also changed last fall when she was diagnosed with liver cancer. Just a few short weeks ago, Bonnie Campbell Hill lost her battle with cancer, but not before she was able to make one last bit of impact to help better the world. Through an organization she called Bonnie’s Big Idea, she rallied students, faculty and people in general from all over to help raise $500,000 to help build 48 libraries and give scholarships to over 800 girls in India.
Bonnie isn’t around to physically move forward with these projects now, but that doesn’t mean that her organization, nor her legacy will go away.
Bonnie hopes to support education and literacy projects in four ways:
To support teacher’s professional development at the state level.
To support teacher’s professional development at the national level.
To support teacher’s professional development at the international level.
To support a collaborative literacy project in India by building libraries, translating books into local languages, and providing scholarships for girls, administered through the Room to Read organization.
There are several projects in place that you can look into getting involved with.
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