DonorsChoose.org is a fantastic online charity organization dedicated to helping public school teachers get supplies, materials, and resources they need for their classroom and students.
Donors can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of US law.
How has DonorsChoose Impacted
Mr. Andy's Classroom in the Past?
I started my teaching career in 2012. Like most new teachers, I found myself spending a lot of my own money my very first year to set up my room in the best learning environment I saw possible. Throughout the year, purchases were made for classroom supplies and materials. When it came to a point where essential items that were very costly to pay out of my own pocket, I turned to DonorsChoose.org. The first project allowed our class to get a small refrigerator to store our healthy snacks. With that initial project fully funded and seeing the impact of DonorsChoose, I turned to replace the old worn out sleeping mats our students were using. These mats haven't been replaced in ~4 years. Many were torn, dirty, and barely usable. The next project sought to get new mats for our students. When it was funded, our students had the luxury of sleeping on brand new comfortable resting mats. The replacement mats lasted two years before showing some tear. I'm happy to state that a new resting mat project has been funded this summer and your kids will the first to sleep on them!
With 47 projects funded and over $18,000 worth of classroom supplies received, our students are very fortunate enough to utilize materials that coincide with our child centered play based philosophy to learning. Our classroom is constantly looking for more support to replace old materials and bring in new items to enhance the learning environment. Please help spread the word, contribute, or both!
How to Support Your Child's Classroom through DonorsChoose.org
Our wonderful and dedicated teachers are always looking for support to help them give your child the best education possible. You can help these teachers by…
- Giving DonorsChoose.org gift cards
- or All of the Above!