Is anyone else in massive trouble with funds?? I'm starting to work in a private school for low income immigrant families, and I'm in trouble! I have to set up my classroom almost from scratch (furniture, supplies, toys, books...) and the school has no money to help out. They never saw a "proper" pre-k classroom, and don't seem to really understand the need for brand new/gently used items. Mostly, what they have there is other people's garbage-literally. We have a giant couch in the room, which I've been told is a teacher hangout, and tables that are too high, three different height chairs, most of which are held together by duct tape. So far, I've been getting donations from people on freecycle, but of course, that's not going to get me cubbies and shelves of the right height. It's hardly helped me with toys as of now... I guess I have two questions (sorry for the rant): the first one: is anyone else in such a position? The second: How do you deal with it? Do you fundraise?