There will be a book signing on Saturday, February 18th at a locally deaf owned restaurant as a fundraiser for the Texas School for the Deaf. That is not the real story. The story is the background of the book itself. The book is written by a TSD parent (me) regarding the journey of a family with a child with Special Needs. It chronicles the journey from a baby born 3 months pre mature, who is deaf and has cerebral palsy, yet is still able to attend a regular academic program, is able to participate in extra curricular activities, and is able to maintain a high B average and is preparing to attend college after graduating in 2018. Very inspirational story that not only highlights the family but the work that TSD is known for. Might want to interview the superintendent of TSD who knows the family as well as State Senator Watson who is familiar with the work of TSD. I even recently testified before the Texas State Senate Finance committee in support of TSD (footage is available). Additional information the event can be found at
How to use TSDF Crowdfunding?
This page is so you can know how to input your own content, video, and images in your individual crowdfunding page.
You already have your own login and password for you to control the content, video, and pictures of your minigrant project. You will be able to edit anything on your personal page except for the request amount of funding – it will be locked and the same from what you originally requested.
It is a very simple process. To start, click My Projects > Edit. We’ve already created short and long descriptions for your pages, but you are free to change or edit as you wish. There are four main areas of your web content:
1) Project Short Description
2) Project Long Description
3) Video Embed Link
The short description is text that is only one-two sentences and will be the summary of your fundraising goal. It will be featured just above the donation link on the sidebar.
The long description is the main content of your page. It will be a few paragraphs long. If you want to add images to your main content, you can do so. To do this, click the media button and upload the images. You can place them anywhere within your long description.
The Video Embed Link is where you put in the video for your project.
We encourage you to create a video using your iPad or iPhone, edit it, and upload to your YouTube channel. If you do not know how to do this, find someone within TSD who can. There are certainly plenty of YouTubers around! When you have finished uploading your video, you will see a “Share” button just under your video. Copy that link and input it in the Video Embed Link and then your video will be up on your page.
You will see the Featured Image at the bottom of your post, and that is where you change your image for the featured image. This is the main image, so choose a nice and eye-catching one.
The content and video for your pages are due January 8 and after review, will go live on January 12.
We encourage you to think outside of the box and be creative in how you want to raise the funds. Don’t just stop at posting on Facebook – you can contact your family, friends, local businesses, or any other avenue that you can think of.
If your project is not fully funded by the deadline of June 5, the money will still be allocated to your project and you will have to reduce the items requested. Naturally, a fully funded project will be submitted to you upon reaching the goal.