CHANDLER, AZ (Something Good) — When a Chandler teacher needed help creating a library for her students, she turned to a neighborhood Facebook page. Within hours, the community delivered!

Sara Evans is the technology teacher at Andersen Elementary in Chandler. She has made it a goal to spend more time teaching students about healthy habits while using technology, which includes lessons on screen-time balance, how to navigate cyberbullying, and online safety. To do that, she needed to build a library of resources in the school’s computer lab.

She posted on the Living Chandler Facebook page, and folks immediately clicked on the donation link, and in less than 12 hours, strangers had fulfilled the class wishlist. Now Mrs. Evans is on her way to building a library in the school’s computer lab. This is especially important as many of the students might not have access to such technology. More than half of the students at Andersen are from low-income households.’

“My project got funded in less than 12 hours because of generous strangers who believe in teachers,” Evans wrote on Facebook. “Thank you for allowing the space to share things like this. My students are so excited to read our new books in our now-growing Tech Innovation Lab Library.”

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