Just a quick heads-up – Donors Choose is a USA charity that gets much needed resources to high-poverty schools.
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.
The Token Skeptic’s Support For Schools Donors Choose widget to send in your donations now features on the right-hand side of my site and you can see similar efforts with:
There’s other blogs over on the FreeThought Blogs leaderboard, but I think we’re the first who have put their names forward. At any rate, every school can use a little help and it’s greatly appreciated by everyone involved.
I’ll periodically remind people about this project – it’ll run for about a month and therefore finish around the 20th November. Thanks so much!