When you want to give a great gift to someone who really doesn’t need or want anything, give the gift of education at www.donorschoose.org Along with the downturn in the economy, funding for public schools is generally on the decline and students are not getting some very basic materials they need to make the most of their K-12 educational years. It’s been a problem for years and will only get worse as budget cuts continue to chip away at budgets for public education.
YOU can make a big difference and a donation (of any size) that will help public school teachers help public school students learn more in school. DonorsChoose.org is a new kind of charitable organization that focuses exclusively on helping public schools fund projects that will supply the necessary materials to provide teachers and students with the supplied to complete specific lessons designed by their teachers.
Donations of any size are accepted and can be given in your name or the name of anyone you choose. Every donor is thanked and every donor who gives more than $100 or makes a donation that provides enough to complete the funding necessary to complete a project will receive a thank-you package from the teacher and students that benefit from the donation.
While on the site you can browse projects by geographical location, amount needed to complete funding of the project, type of project or subject, and those for which “Double Your Impact” is available.
What is Double Your Impact? Double Your Impact is where another organization such as the Gates Foundation will match your donation and get the project funded more quickly. If you give $50, the project will receive $100 after your donation is matched! It’s a great way to give even more!
All donations to DonorsChoose.org are fully tax deductable so if you give $100, after the tax deduction it may only actually cost you $70.00 or so after the tax deduction.
So, head on over to www.DonorsChoose.org and give the gift of education to a deserving classroom today. Give annonymously, give and take credit for the donation yourself or give in the name of someone else. The teachers and students will greatly appreciate whatever you can give!