Donors Choose

Week 24: Donors Choose

Hello! This week, we are bringing GIVE52 into the classroom with Donors Choose. They make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. The goal is to help students and teachers get the tools they need for a great education.

Donors Choose are open to any public school in America and are there for teachers through every step of the process. To verify each classroom request, they vet all projects, purchase the items, and ship materials directly to verified schools. So far, Donors Choose has raised over 500 million dollars and helped more than 22 million students in over 73,000 schools.

My friend Meenakshi, an incredibly talented educator in Detroit, used Donors Choose to provide her class with laptop computers. She says:

Donors choose is how a ton of urban and rural teachers get basic supplies for their classroom. That’s how my kids have access to technology, because 20 people donated. With these netbooks my students will be able to engage in the world around them completely and rigorously in ways that will change their education, so they can change the world.
— Ms. Mukherjee

Excitingly, you can get very specific about the type of classroom projects you would like to fund. Interested in classroom health & wellness? Want to bolster STEM programs? Or maybe your heart is into guaranteeing arts education? Whatever your focus, you can narrow down teachers and classrooms to specifically help with your donation.

Play with the site, and discover some incredible opportunities to make an impact.

The donors choose motto: Support a classroom. Build a future.

Here's to the future, let's help make it awesome.