The FHM Sends Teaching Trunks Across The Country Educating Students On Character Building And Acceptance

“Hitler and the Nazis took everything away from us. The one thing they could never take away from anybody is the education they have.” -Lisl Schick, Holocaust Survivor

 Becky Smith, Public Relations Intern at The Florida Holocaust Museum


A few weeks ago, The Florida Holocaust Museum launched its annual Trunks of Hope campaign to continue sending Teaching Trunks to teachers and students across the country. Teaching Trunks are filled with materials educators can use to help teach their students with books, videos, maps, diaries, photos, artwork, guidelines and lesson plans all for free.

With both my parents being educators, education has become one of my biggest passions. Education is the one thing in life that can’t be taken away from you. Hate is not something that is innate, hate is taught. But, with the Teaching Trunks that can be stopped. Each Trunk is grade specific touching on things like anti-bullying and tolerance for the younger students and genocide studies for the older. Last year, The FHM’s Teaching Trunks were sent throughout Florida and to schools in 20 other states.

Each Trunks cost $300 to ship nationwide countless times a year. Thanks to an anonymous donor, each dollar donated to Trunks of Hope will be matched up to $7,500! But, we only have until July 31, 2017 to meet our goal. If you donate to the Trunks of Hope campaign, you automatically become eligible to win FREE Tampa Bay Rays baseball tickets! To donate, go to If you’re a teacher who would like to request one for their classroom, click here.

Be sure to follow the hashtag #TrunksofHope on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see where hope is being spread next.