Our metrics for success include teachers helped, dollars raised, and students smiling. So far, we're at 22,117,598 smiles (and counting!)
Every child in every community deserves a great education. Period.
Thanks to Ms. Lukash and the PS140 family for welcoming our team for World Read Aloud Day last week! We had a great time hanging out with your students. P.S. Our favorite books were Pete the Cat and Ms. Nelson is Missing.
"Teachers are usually the first to notice these needs and we are often the ones to provide, because we love our students.” – a South Carolina elementary school teacher
We'll be on Facebook LIVE tonight at 5pm Eastern! A few members of our team will join an amazing teacher to talk about the new Student Life Essentials projects and answer your questions. Leave a comment during the broadcast and you could win a $50 DonorsChoose.org gift card to support a classroom project.
"Instantly her attitude toward school changed." – one Nevada teacher on the impact a simple hairbrush had on one student's self-confidence.
Teaching is love ️
Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch” - Judy Blume
Happy birthday to one of our all-time favorite authors!
For many kids, a rainy day means a choice: miss school, or show up soaking wet? Thanks to you, now this class has umbrellas to stay dry. #sharethanks
Teachers know firsthand: students can’t learn when they come to class cold, hungry, or self-conscious about their personal care. These teachers aren’t sitting by to watching their students deal with poverty alone. According to a new survey of DonorsChoose.org teachers, 84% of teachers in the highest poverty US schools have opened their wallets, taking it upon themselves to fill the gaps.
To make sure these teachers get the support they need to deal with poverty in the classroom, DonorsChoose.org is launching a new category of projects to address students’ essential needs. We’ve partnered with several generous companies and foundations to match every donation made to one of these projects, while funding lasts. Visit donorschoose.org/blog to learn how to start or support one of these projects.
You can make a difference for public education right now by supporting a local classroom: www.donorschoose.org
As you watch Super Bowl 51 (or the commercials), help the next generation of athletes make their first touchdown. Visit DonorsChoose.org and search "football" (or your favorite sport!)
The person who knows which supplies a classroom needs most is the one who spends every day working there: the teacher.
Say hello to Ms. Lukash, an NYC kindergarten teacher. She joined us in 2011, her 1st year of teaching. It's been a busy few years...⠀
Her first project was for the most basic supplies: glue sticks, crayons, paper, plus cleaning wipes (essential for kindergarteners!) In her second year, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Lower East Side and left most of her students without water or power for a week.⠀
After budget cuts her class doubled to 28 kids. Now Ms. Lukash teaches those students in a classroom that wasn't even equipped for 14. This left her kids fighting over limited toys every recess. But a few funded projects later, donors made sure her kids could all play.⠀
Budgets are still tight, so Ms. Lukash asks for crayons, paper, and wipes every year to replace the supplies that her kids use up. Now, 6 years later, 249 generous supporters have helped her give hundreds of kids the quality education they deserve.⠀
Thank you to every one of the 2.5 million people who've given 21 million students access to essential learning tools.
A powerful message for students, from one of our donors.
Every student in every community deserves a great education, and that starts with basic supplies in every classroom.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. - John Dewey
Donors understand just how key teachers are in shaping our future.
Teachers work day and night to make sure students get a great education, and they should start this mission with access to the best tools.
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically." - Martin Luther King Jr. #MLKDay
We believe every single one of the 50 million students in our public schools should receive the best education this country has to offer.
If we've learned one thing from 16 years of working with teachers, it's that it's impossible to overstate how much they care about students.
There are over 38,000 classroom projects live right now that could use your help: www.donorschoose.org
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