Tulsa teacher panhandles for supplies

Thu, July 20, 2017 — A third grade teacher at Tulsa Public Schools is going above and beyond to try and get classroom supplies for her students.

Teresa Danks stood out of the the side of an intersection with a sign, pleading for school supplies.

“We are begging,” Danks said.  “We don’t want to call it that, but this kind of shows it is.”

Danks tells us she is now spending between $2,000 and $3,000 of her $35,000 salary on supplies for her students. So, she's pleading for help from the public.

“It’s sad, but it’s where we’re at,” Danks said.

Supplies needed:

  • Egg cartons
  • Paper towel/toilet paper rolls
  • Yarn
  • Old, leftover party paper plates
  • Straws
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Broken costume jewelry
  • Beads
  • Craft wire
  • Silk flowers
  • Plastic water bottles
  • Gallon size plastic jugs
  • Sewing needles/Thread
  • Buttons
  • Fabric pieces
  • Cotton balls/Pom Poms
  • Safety pins
  • Stencils (letters & pictures)
  • Stamp pads
  • Large felt board
  • Sandwich bags





mobile apps

Everything you love about krmg.com and more! Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app.

amazon alexa

Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!