Encouraging others to complement your efforts, it is important to update the following list. To be added…

Here’s a list of the gifts associated with #fromdebk….


In May, Jill McCullough Nakashima, Deb’s sister, sent a gift card to Charles J. Sahs School (Chicago, IL), where Deb went as a child. This will be used toward the purchase of school supplies for an underserved child next year.

Additionally—quite appropriately—two Dr. Seuss books are being donated to the school as well!




In June, an anonymous, monetary donation was made to Special Olympics of Michigan – Area 12, providing support in Allegan, Michigan. Coincidentally, the special education teacher whose students benefit from this gesture was the substitute teacher while Deb K. was pregnant with her son in the 1980’s.



On May 30, Amanda Burchfiel Ferris donated Laurie Grossman’s Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress to the Child Care Resource Center at Humankind (Lynchburg, VA)!


For the inaugural #fromdebk gift, One by Kathryn Otoshi, was donated to Pine Trails Elementary (Allegan, MI). Within the book’s cover this project is cited. Readers will not only learn about counting and colors, but also accepting each other’s differences, and the power of standing up for what is right. Pine Trails is the school where Deb K. taught; upon discussing the donation, it was discovered that a picture of her, and other items, remain present.