WHAT we do

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. You give to a classroom project, we deliver the materials to the class, and kids gain access to critical learning experiences…one classroom at a time.

WHO we are

DonorsChoose.org grew out of a Bronx high school where teachers experienced first-hand the scarcity of learning materials in our public schools. Charles Best, then a social studies teacher, sensed that many people would like to help distressed public schools, but were frustrated by a lack of influence over their donations. He created DonorsChoose.org in 2000 so that individuals could connect directly with classrooms in need.

WHY we do it

Our vision is a nation where students in every community have the resources they need to learn. Your support allows kids to realize their dreams.

See more at: http://www.donorschoose.org

Here's How My Celebration Can Help...

$50 can help provide watercolor paint sets for a classroom of future artists.
$100 can help provide a hands-on phonics center for a classroom of ELL students (English Language Learners).
$250 can help provide the equipment for a hands-on science lab in an inner-city classroom.