Saturday, August 17, 2013

Donors Choose - Donations for teachers and students

As you guys know I enjoy donating to worthy causes. Awhile back I read about a site called Donors Choose. This site enables teachers to ask for the things they need for their classrooms. With budget cuts a lot of schools are having to really cut the excess out of their budgets which leaves the burden on the teachers. I am amazed a how much teachers spend out of pocket on basic classroom supplies. This site allows the teachers to create a list of things they need or want for their classroom and ask for money to buy it. You can search by location, lowest cost, urgency, high poverty areas, age, subjects, how much time a project has left for funding and more. You can choose to give any amount.

I though this was a fantastic cause and was more than happy to contribute. One of the projects I donated to was a Kindergarten class for a project called calendar time. I received updates from the teacher through the website which I thought was nice. Several months went by and one day I received a large envelope in the mail from Donors Choose. I opened the envelope and was surprised to see thanks you notes from the students in Mrs. Frederickson's class. How cool is that!  This was totally unexpected but I thought it was amazing that the teacher took time out of her class day to have the students write thank you letters. What a great lesson for the students. I love it!

                                 This was the best package I received that week!

I wanted to share this website because I think it's a great cause. If you or anyone you know is a teacher pass this along to them. If you are looking for a worthy cause to donate to check out Donors Choose!

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  1. Glad you hear you are donating to It's a great organization because of people like you!!

    My classroom project if anyone is interested :)

    1. Thanks for commenting! I will definitely donate to your class. I've actually been to Fall River, Mass. Several years ago my friends and I decided we wanted to stay at the Lizzie Borden B&B so we planned a whole trip around it and spent a vacation touring Mass.

  2. Keep on helping our teachers and fellow students. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post. I will include this post on my royal essays research. I will also share this post to all my fellow students.