Monday, April 18, 2016

Help send Reimagine Prep's kids to WWII Museum

JJ is raising money for kids at Reimagine Prep to visit the World War II Museum in New Orleans.  Let's be honest.  Kids are going to find history more interesting and fun to study in a museum such as this one than in a book.  However, a visit to this museum cost money.  Many of the students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and never get a real chance to see such history on display at a museum.

 If you wish to donate, you can donate to the Gofundmepage set up for this particular trip.   Readers who do not feel comfortable donating online can send checks to   Reimagine Prep, Attn: Kate Cooper, 309 W. McDowell Road, Jackson, MS 39204.  The cost of the trip is $2,500. If you wish to donate and the goal is already reached, please feel free to donate.  That means more kids can go on the trip or it can pay for future field trips.  The aquarium, Vicksburg Military Park, and other educational field trips.  


Anonymous said...


Just did it.

For all the passion commentators here have shown for education, I hope we have a lot of donors.

Anonymous said...

KF you are a true philanthropist leader!

Anonymous said...

does CFGJ.ORG do grants for things such as this?

Anonymous said...

Just donated as well. Those of us who support the idea of charter schools should take this opportunity to give a little financial support to charter schools too. Every little bit helps, y'all.

Anonymous said...

Once I stop crying over the check I just wrote to the IRS I'll see what I can do :-)

The teachers should be warned there is/was one gruesome display on the second floor that is totally inappropriate for grade-schoolers. If these are high school age kids it might be ok but they should clear it with the kids' parents. War atrocities, etc. Very graphic.

The rest of the museum is awesome for all ages.

Anonymous said...

A must-see museum as is the Holocaust Museum in DC.

Anonymous said...

Since this includes a recruiting visit to Tulane, it'd be nice if they chipped in.

Anonymous said...

@5:31 I agree with you all middle school an higher aged students should see both. My Kids have been to both and will likely go back again.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the group of regulars on here is not as affluent as they act. Come on folks

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that only FIFTEEN of you people have donated to this effort. Geez Louise. Tall on talk, short on substance.

Anonymous said...

Why can't their parent come up with the money? We already pay for their education, school breakfast/lunch, etc. And in all likelihood their food at home (EBT), rent (section 8), medical (CHIPS/Medicaid) and who knows what else. And now they want more money??? When does it ever end?

Anonymous said...

Many of us have enough already taken out of our paycheck to pay for the kids of other people. There seems to be a problem. The more kids you have the less taxes you pay. The truth is the more kids you have the more govt. money you cost the taxpayers.
How about the parents of the kids pay for raising their own kids?

Anonymous said...

If Kingfish would release the posts many people have been sending in it might help people understand why not many people will donate.

Anonymous said...

Up to 22 people now....

Anonymous said...

Maybe Tulane could get reduced passes to the Museum. We are members of this Museum and do not pay to go in. Don't know if a School could join or not.

Anonymous said...

I hope the trip includes the "4-D" WWII movie. Unforgettable.

Kingfish said...

Wow. I bet none of you clowns are going on the Facebook pages of St. Andrews and Jackson Prep and trashing their fund-raisers. Of course not. They are white.

Anonymous said...

This seems like a much more worthy use of my money that a lot of things. If it makes one of these kids open their eyes to what it took to give them the kind of life they choose to have. And they should see how violent and awful that war was, same of the holocaust. History ain't pretty and doesn't need to be rewritten or skipped over.

Da Fat Man said...

Being a former school teacher, there are a lot of children who only go to museums or any place educational is during school field trips. There are kids who don't go to the zoo unless it's with a school trip. What some of you don't realize is that many kids in elementary school, are practically raising themselves. So when you complain about your taxes and why you have to support "these people" remember, no matter what race, creed or color there will always be those who will try to take advantage of the system. But please, do not cut off those individuals who truly need the help. Lastly, I have seen the effects that a field trip such as this can inspire a child to be the best he or she can be.

Anonymous said...

Well said KF, I've never seen a negative reaction to school fundraising before; I went ahead and put you over the top to counteract the trolls.

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