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EQA Student Relief Fund
Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans this week,16 years to the day that Katrina devastated our city.
While circumstances are much, much, much better, the city is still without power and families are struggling.  EQA's 400+ students have had it particularly rough. Most of our students do not have insurance, savings accounts, credit cards or the other financial safety nets many of us can turn to when there is an emergency like this.
We have created a Student Relief Fund that we are using to provide families with small cash payments to help them pay for hotel rooms, buy gas to return to the city, replace lost food, fix their homes, and the other mounting expenses that the storm caused.
All donations will go directly to our students. Donations can be made through:
Educators for Quality Alternatives is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are used to provide services and supports to our students and are tax deductible as applicable by law. 
To make a donation please click here to donate on our PayPal site.

Below are some examples of how your donations are used. Many thanks for your support!

$25 Classroom Supplies

Classroom supplies for one student. We always need support in helping purchase basic classroom supplies for students in need.

$100 Classroom Libraries

Classroom libraries support our all of our classroom projects and activities. Independent study work and internship projects require a variety of books on different subjects. Help support our students' curiosity by donating money towards classroom libraries.

$500 Tools for Teachers 

Technology is not an end in itself, but it can be a tremendous tool for creative instruction and data-driven analysis. Laptops, flip camcorders, interactive whiteboards, and educational software can support our teachers becoming even more effective in their work.

$1000 Mental Health Counseling

Many EQA students struggle with serious mental health and behavioral health issues including Trauma, C-PSTD, Bipolar disorders, ADHD, and substance abuse. Such students need intensive, and expensive, supports inside and outside of school.