From: Boston, MA
Program: Assistance Dog
Minimum Goal: $8,000 | Amount Raised:$3,005
Hi everyone! My name is Tim Appel and I am a founding teacher at the Roger Clap Innovation School, now Roger Clap Elementary, in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. I relocated to Boston from West Virginia in 2008 to serve in AmeriCorps with Generations Incorporated, a literacy non-profit that trains retired adults to serve as literacy coaches and mentors in elementary schools and afterschool programs throughout the Greater Boston Area.
I went on to earn a MA in Education from Boston College, where I worked full-time as a Student Teaching Intern at the Gardener Pilot Academy in Allston. I am in my seventh year in Boston Public Schools, having taught First Grade for five years before moving to Second Grade. I work with a diverse group of students aged 6 to 9 years old, including children of immigrants and students with special needs. I am extremely excited to partner with NEADS to enrich the learning environment for my students, and provide them with much needed emotional support via an in-service classroom dog.
*NEADS clients pledge to raise a minimum of $8,000 for the organization, thus allowing us to fulfill our mission of placing Service Dogs with individuals who benefit from them the most. Each donation ensures that NEADS will continue to change lives with our World Class Service Dogs.
On our donation form, pick the name of the client you want to sponsor under the Program Menu and check whether or not we can share your contact information with the client. Client fundraising totals are manually updated weekly (not automatically) which allows 100% of each donation to be allocated towards each client’s fundraising goal.