Trunks of Hope
The Florida Holocaust Museum believes that educating our children about the past is the first step to creating a world without hate.
Our “Trunks of Hope” were developed to teach about the Holocaust, and combat hate and prejudice today. These trunks are designed to give students tangible tools to make their schools, their communities, and the world a better place.
To date, 1 million students have learned the importance of standing up against bigotry and hate through The Florida Holocaust Museum’s “Trunks of Hope.”
And the best part: They are FREE! To any teacher who asks! But we need YOUR help!
It costs the Museum $300 to send 1 trunk to 1 school. We have 75 trunks that go across the country multiple times. Help us make a difference in the world today by donating right now!
Be sure to follow the hashtag #TrunksOfHope to see where hope is being spread next. If you would like to continue to support The Florida Holocaust Museum’s Teaching Trunks program, you can do so using the form below.
Teaching Trunks are filled with materials educators can use to help teach their students about the Holocaust, other genocides and character education — books, videos, maps, diaries, photos, artwork, guidelines, lesson plans and more. Last year alone, our trunks traveled to 21 states, reaching approximately 50,000 students! The Museum sends Teaching Trunks FREE of charge to any educator in the contiguous United States who wants one. If you’d like to know more about the Teaching Trunks or you’re a teacher who would like to request one for their classroom, click here.
If you are interested in becoming a Lifetime Sponsor of a Teaching Trunk, please contact Maria Johnston at (727) 820-0100 ext. 274.