Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tips on Tuesday | Donors Choose



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On to today's tip.  On CEC's blog, today's post covers the new school year, new toys, and new ideas.  If 
you are in need of anything for your classroom visit www.donorschoose.org

How does it work? 
1. A donor gives something to a classroom project. 
2. Donorschoose.com delivers the materials to the classroom. 
3. The kids learn and send thank you's back to the donor. :) 




In their words: 

"DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.

Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.
Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, we deliver the materials to the school.
You'll get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $50, you'll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.
At DonorsChoose.org, you 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.We call it citizen philanthropy."

Hope that helps some classrooms and teachers! 

Have a great week, please be sociable and share, tweet and pin! 
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