This week will be a revue of all things Back to School! I'll sharing a variety of things that help teachers all through the year.
Today, I'm sharing information about Caring Classrooms & DonorsChoose.
If you've never heard of Donors Choose, it's an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers can submit a project, people from all over the country can donate to your project, & when it funds, the folks at DonorsChoose send it on your way to you. I've had several projects funded: a pack of about $150 worth of Literacy Games, two projects of books for Guided Reading (a couple hundred $ each), a set of three digital cameras, & my fabulous easel.
Right now, I have a project for a Kindle Fire.....which we'll use for workstations.You can click the pic above to head to my DC project page. While you're there, if you are so inclined to make a donation....if you use the code INSPIRE (through then end of Sunday, August 18th), your donation will be doubled! ANY amount will be appreciated!! No kidding! Even a dollar (which turns into $2 with the code) will help!
Psst! Here's a little known tidbit about DonorsChoose...
Did you know if you sign up to donate monthly with a automatic fund transfer with a credit card or debit card, you will get a $50 gift card sign up bonus? And you can choose to donate as little as $10 per month!
- They charge your credit card/pull from your debit card on the 17th of each month.
- You get to choose the project to which you want your donation to go
- You can cancel at any time
That's right...after your first donation amount is pulled on the 17th of the month after you signed up, you will get a $50 gift card code to use on any project you'd like (your own?).
Have you ever done a DonorsChoose project? Then you'll want to hear about this:
The fabulous Laura Candler has started a wonderful community group called Caring Classrooms. This is a group of teachers who support each other's projects with small donations. In just one week, the teachers who are part of Caring Classrooms have funded 16 projects and have raised almost $3000! Stop over at Corkboard Connections to read more about Caring Classrooms and find out how to become a member of this worthwhile group! And become a member of the Caring Classrooms Facebook page to get updates and information!