At the beginning of the school year the girls preschool teacher sent a list of items that parents could donate to the classroom. They also ask for a small amount of money to help buy supplies. Because of the small classroom size I know that our teacher and the aides did not accumulate a lot of the good they needed.
So today I sent in a bunch of the things I happen to know they are short on. They were inexpensive (flour, paper towels, plastic bags, etc), easy to get and easy to send in. I know that a lot of that cost trickles down to the teacher and I thought this would be one less thing for our teacher to do. She is young and recently married so I don't think it's fair that she should have to pick up all the slack.
It was something small but I hope it brought a smile to her face.
I also did a little looking around for how you can help a school near you. I found THIS LINK which gave some great low cost suggestions for giving to a school near you. Things that you might have around your house could be a big deal for a classroom in need.
What did you do today?