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Post by charmaine on Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:06 pm

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.



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 $100, 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.

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Post by charmaine on Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:03 pm

Most of you probably know Donorschoose.org is one of my favorite directed giving charities. I have grown fond of the thank you packages that I have received over the last couple of years.

It is April and that means that TomatoNation is at it again and having a contest to see if the readership and recruits can raise $250,000 in projects and win some prizes along the way.

In that spirit, I have recruited teachers that post on FB, friends, family, and pretty much anyone who would give input , to help make a giving page to use during this challenge. It is the You Say to-mat-to; I Say Tom-ah-to Giving Page. Any donations made to this page during the month of April will go towards the lofty goal of $250,000, it is doable, we accomplished nearly $400,000 last year, and that is a lot of pencils, books, etc! After you have made your donation forward the email receipt you receive to bunting@tomatonation.com to be entered in the drawing for daily prizes!

Easy!!! Any questions, just ask.

There has been a kivafriends giving page that I set up over a year ago and has done very well, if there is any interest here I would be more than happy to have suggestions of project additions, or share the giving page here.

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Post by Tigger34 on Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:26 pm

Charmaine,

I think DonorsChoose definitely posts and supports worthwhile projects (for students and teachers).

Some people may not have easy access to the giving page (mentioned in your post). Therefore I think it would be beneficial to have a link to the giving page here on this forum.

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Post by charmaine on Thu May 12, 2011 6:40 am

It is linked in the above message but here is the link http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/viewChallenge.html?id=155170&category=241&max=50

As I was DC surfing this morning after taking the last 12 days off after the completion of the TomatoNation contest, I found this:

http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=485675 this teacher sure inspired me reading her project and comments.

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