I say every now and then ask your child’s teacher if you can contribute something. For me I’m more than willing to buy a couple extra boxes of tissues and sanitizing wipes as I am a mother of a child with asthma. What’s five dollars in supplies? A fast food meal? A scratch ticket? A coffeehouse delicacy? The change you find in the couch? This is a child’s education and childhood experience…we shouldn’t concentrate on dollar signs.