03/15/2011 04:23 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Elodie Giles, 8-Year-Old Houston Girl, Donates Allowance Money To Save School Art Classes

Alarmed that her favorite class, and its teacher, might be axed amid school budget cuts, Houston girl Elodie Giles wanted to help.

The 8-year-old Travis Elementary School student donated $20 worth of allowance money to help her school hang on to her beloved art class, KTRK-TV reports.

Unfortunately, their donations aren't enough.

With drastic education budget cuts across the nation, schools are forced to scale back on the classes they can offer and lay off teachers.