Teresa Funke & Company, LLC has made it a part of their mission to grow in conjunction with community service. We believe artists are in a unique position to offer creative solutions to real-world problems.

Here are two projects for which we are currently raising support:

Home-Front Heroes School Kits for Native American Schools:

We have placed over 84 Home-Front Heroes School Kits in schools across the country. Last year, we were able to deliver a requested kit to the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school in Minnesota, which serves Ojibwe students on the Leech Lake Reservation. Through this donation, we learned of the needs of underfunded schools and school libraries on many Native American reservations. We have made it a goal to get school kits (which include a classroom set of books, teaching curriculum, student activities, and a gift for the kids) to 12 Native American schools in 2020. Each kit costs $275. As your contributions roll in, we will be shipping kits to the next school on our list as soon as that cost is met. We will be tracking our kit deliveries on this site so you can see our progress!

Spanish Translation of V for Victory:

We’ve received numerous requests over the years from the organizations and families we serve for a Spanish translation of one of Teresa’s children’s books. Many of the schools Teresa visits or donates books to have students who are not yet proficient in English. We feel it is vitally important for their learning and confidence to be able to read one of Teresa’s Home-Front Heroes books alongside their English-speaking classmates. We also receive numerous requests from the families we serve via our nonprofit partners for a book in Spanish they can read along with their children. We chose to translate V for Victory because it is loosely based on Teresa’s family’s stories and features a Mexican-American main character, something we don’t often see in children’s historical fiction. By reading this book with their kids, our Spanish-speaking families will also be learning about positive Latino role models in American history. We intend to include the translation, which is due for release in the summer of 2020, in our school book donations and also in our Great Book Giveaway programs. The estimated cost to produce and distribute this book is $5,000.

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Teresa Funke & Company, LLC is not a 501c3 or a nonprofit of any kind, but in order to provide support and services where we see a need, we could use your help! If you choose to support our highlighted projects, you will not receive a tax receipt or tax deduction, but you can rest assured your contributions will go exactly where you designate and will help us fill needs that have been brought to our attention or directly requested by our nonprofit, education, and community partners. By supporting us here, you enable us to work directly with those who've requested these products or services in the best ways possible.