Making LGBT inclusivity a reality, school by school

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You can help rural teachers build inclusive classrooms. Every dollar counts.

Hope In A Box is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and NY State charity.

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$50-100: friend

Contributes to a box of LGBT-inclusive materials for one middle or high school.

$200: Sponsor

Provides one school with a suite of LGBT-inclusive materials for grades 7-12, including…

  • Books, movies, soundtracks, and magazines across a range of genres and age-levels

  • Curriculum packs for key texts to help educators weave these materials into lesson plans

  • One-on-one coaching for educators in the school on LGBT terminology and themes

  • 90% of teachers say these materials from Hope in a Box "noticeable improve their LGBT students’ emotional well-being within the first semester of receiving the materials"

$500: Angel

Funds a new curriculum guide for an LGBT-inclusive text on our list.

  • Written by a seasoned teacher who has used the materials in his or her own class

  • Tied to Common Core or state-equivalent standards

  • Shared with 100% of schools already in our network and all schools moving forward -- affecting more than 10,000 students across the United States

  • 80% of teachers say they are much more likely to incorporate LGBT-inclusive materials into their curricula if they have access to high-quality curriculum guides

$2,000: Lifeline

Provides an entire town or county of rural schools with LGBT-inclusive material, affecting up to 10 schools and thousands of middle and high school students.

  • We have nearly 200 schools on our waitlist across 35 states

  • Many of these schools are clustered within neighboring towns or districts -- when teachers find out about this program, they share with friends, families, and colleagues

  • Create community-level change by empowering an entire region with LGBT-inclusive literature!


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If you have a TD Bank account, you can get TD to donate to our nonprofit through the TD Affinity Program. Just call your local branch and tell them you’d like to support Hope In A Box, Inc based in New York, NY. The TD Bank Foundation will donate a portion of its annual charitable dollars to our nonprofit at the end of the year. It’s that easy!

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