Parents can be of enormous help if you can arrive in the mornings at 8:30 AM to help supervise our Game room for early arrivals, help ahead of sessions with various administrative tasks, collect recyclables, or help us keep our recycling materials organized. Having volunteers allows us to save our finds for financial aid. It is a great way to help even if you cannot donate funds.
Students age 13 through college age are needed as Teaching Assistants (TAs). They help the teacher prepare materials, cleanup, interact with the enrollees, escort children to the restroom and to select recyclables, and supervise our students.
Benefits for teens serving as TAs:
Being a TA gives them their first taste of a “job,” and offers opportunities to problem-solve, build relationships, and learn to be dependable and reliable. If they have service hour requirements, it is a great way to fill them and have fun. Should students be thinking of a career with children or teaching, this experience gives them a chance to observe teaching and dealing with children from a different perspective. Recommendations for college or a paying job are offered by the Director.
Financial Donations are used for either financial aid and or material purchasing and can be designated for use.
To make a donation through PayPal click the button below or send a check made out to Inquiring Minds, Inc.
3616 Far West Blvd, Suite 117, #322
Austin, Texas 78731
- Tape and Glue
- Paper Cutter
- Lightweight computers or laptops
- Construction Paper
- Printer Paper
- Games, puzzles, and chess sets
- Hanging Folders
- Card stock
- Pipe Cleaners
All donations to Inquiring Minds are tax deductible; we are happy to provide a receipt for your generous donations.
Our students love creating amazing structures from recyclables and learn so much in the process. We so appreciate clean and dry items of the following:
- Toilet paper rolls
- Paper towel rolls
- Wrapping paper rolls
- Small boxes
- Small plastic containers
- Plastic lids
- Fruit baskets and netting
- Plastic cookie holders
- Paper vegetable holders
- Small empty boxes from dry ingredients
- Egg cartons
- Foam Inserts
- Plastic can holders from 6-packs
- Single serve soda bottles with lids
- Small cardboard cartons
- Small individual cereal boxes
- Kleenex boxes
- Old CDs and discs
- Fabric scraps
- Magazines w/ pictures for making collages
- Fruit and tomato crates/containers
- Film canisters