Teresa Danks has gained some worldwide attention after a photo of the panhandling elementary school teacher started getting shared on social media.

She only makes $35,000 a year teaching in Tulsa, Oklahoma and says she spends nearly $3,000 of her own money on classroom supplies. So Teresa took to the streets with a sign that says, "Teacher needs school supplies! Anything helps! Thank you!"


After her photo got shared over a thousand times, Teresa started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her fellow teachers. The donations raised go towards the purchase of:

  • Egg cartons
  • Paper towel/toilet paper rolls
  • Yarn
  • Old, leftover party paper plates
  • Straws
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Broken costume jewelry
  • Beads
  • Craft wire
  • Silk flowers
  • Plastic water bottles
  • Gallon size plastic jugs
  • Sewing needles/Thread
  • Buttons
  • Fabric pieces
  • Cotton balls/Pom Poms
  • Safety pins
  • Stencils (letters & pictures)
  • Stamp pads
  • Large felt board
  • Sandwich bags
  • Treasure box single wrap candy
  • Single electric hot burner
  • Board games and card games for ages 6+
  • Big Joe black bean bag chair
  • Yoga balls
  • Protractors
  • Microscope
  • Small dorm size refrigerator
  • Small microwave

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