My neighbor is an amazing lady. When she was very young she decided that when she grew up she would do something for kids who didn't have as much as she did. Last year, the time came to turn that dream into a reality. Radhika is not someone who does things half way, nor does she understand the phrase, "that's not possible". So she created a non-profit organization, set up a website, did all the work and research necessary, and set out to help kids by helping their teachers.
- no one is making any money on this. It all goes to school supplies. The administrative costs and website cost are funded by Radhika and her husband as their contribution.
- the teachers call the shots. They get to put down exactly what they want and need for their classrooms. Who is in a better position to know?
- SOS promotes good manners -- they require the teachers to acknowledge the gifts via thank yous posted on the website
- the program is self-selecting: teachers have to sign themselves up.