Panhandling teacher is getting noticed

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 25, 2017

A teacher's act to get Oklahoma lawmakers' attention has now been recognized worldwide.

Danks - who said she makes an annual salary of around $35,000 and spends almost $2,000 of her own money each year on her classroom - collected around $50 in cash.

The Tulsa Public Schools teacher bought a poster board and wrote "Teacher Needs School Supplies!"

Teresa Danks, an Oklahoma teacher who was exhausted of having to dig into her own income to pay for classroom supplies, has taken an interesting approach to getting her point across. took to panhandling to get her point across.

Last week, Danks said she made a decision to ask the public for help after she learned lawmakers weren't going to help her.

KRMG has learned Teresa Danks has raised thousands of dollars for her cause.

Trisha Bailey lives near Cincinnati and is an aspiring teacher.

Bailey says she believes in the message that Danks is trying to send.

In addition to panhandling, Danks' GoFundMe page now has more than $4,000.

Her family is visiting Oklahoma this week, so she asked Danks if they could meet in person.

As Danks headed to New York City for interviews, she said that she is thinking about now setting up a foundation.

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