What a great idea! I discovered them earlier this year and I love this organization. Someone said to themselves(or a group of people, who knows?), what can I do to make it easier for teachers to get money for all the wonderful things they do? How can I provide them with the funds they need without any out-of pocket expense? How can I help those, who want to help teachers, find teachers in need? I know, I’ll create a site where donors can choose what project they want to fund! At least, that’s my version of what happened. 🙂 But, this is what they do. All you have to do is have a project in mind, go to their website, put in the asked for information, and ” Voila!” Okay, not everyone gets funded, but at least you stand a fighting chance. I needed 30 headphones and mouse pads for the wireless laptops my school received. I posted on DonorsChoose.org and, no kidding, within a month I had funding for 30 mouse pads and 30 headphones. One of our donors was students who wanted to give to others! Also, I almost didn’t get my headphones because of a mix-up. I wrote to Donors, they stepped in, and I received 30 headphones. Edmodo, in correlation with Discovery Education has stepped in and have a page that publishes teachers’ projects, all you have to do is email them your project information. I have another project on Donors, I want wireless mice to use with the Office Mouse Mischief program, which I hope gets funded. But even if it isn’t, Donors has given me a chance to get what I need for my classroom, with no out-of-pocket expense!
- DonorsChoose.Org: Education Charity Celebrates Ten Years In HuffPost Exclusive (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)