MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - A late night talk show host continues to help schools in need. Stephen Colbert appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss his ongoing efforts to support classrooms across America.
Using the hashtag #BestSchoolDay, Colbert encourages folks to engage with the crowdfunding website DonorsChoose.org. The site allows teachers to create a fundraising goal to help fulfill classroom needs. Nearly a dozen projects from schools throughout the Tennessee Valley are currently featured on the site.
West Morgan Elementary is one of them. Kindergarten teacher Mary Ann Culberson wants to create a reading nook in her classroom. The project is called "When was the Last Time You Cuddled Up with a Good Book" and it urges donors to help provide her students with a clean, comfortable place to read books.
Culberson said she and other teachers at her school have used the website before to ask for donations for everything from tissues and paper towels to iPads and Chromebooks. She said it is great to see strangers helping her students.
"It helps knowing that somebody loves you enough that they donate," said Culberson. "That's the best part is when somebody donates and you don't know who they are and you get so excited that somebody loved your babies enough to donate to them and to just say hey this could help them."
To donate to the schools in north Alabama, click on the following links:
Crafty Kids in Need of Supplies - Albertville Primary School, Albertville
Future Authors of America - Albertville Primary School, Albertville
Light Up Learning in First Grade - Albertville Primary School, Albertville
Boogie on Down with Writing - Big Spring Lake Kindergarten School, Albertville
All We Need Are Chromebooks - Danville Middle School, Danville
Materials for Kid Stix - F.E. Burleson Elementary School, Hartselle
Sight Words in a Snap - Madison Cross Roads Elementary School, Toney
When was the Last Time You Cuddled Up with a Good Book - West Morgan Elementary School, Trinity