Who knew it could be so simple!?

After seeing a post on two different educational blogs about the DonorsChoose website, I decided to check it out and man, oh man am I friggin' excited about what I saw!

As teachers, we face many challenges in doing our jobs. (Lack of art supplies, not enough technology, limited copies, just to name a few) This website offers teachers a chance to create a "wishlist" of materials or technology needed for their classrooms and offers the public a chance to give back by purchasing or donating to these teacher created wishlists.

I believe Whitney Houston said it best when she sang, "I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way..." This website is speaks to this lyric. To teach them well, you need the means to do it with. So many teachers are struggling with limited resources and not enough pay to fund their classroom endeavors. I can't tell you how many times I have had to spend my last 10 dollars just so my students could participate in an M&M data and probability lesson or some other engaging lesson that requires funding, however small or large.

I already created my first wishlist, or project, as they refer to it on the Donors Choose site. This is a wonderful opportunity to get the things you need for you classrooms and for non teachers to give to something so worthwhile.

So, go TODAY and create your first project or donate to someone elses project! If you aren't a teacher, go DONATE and make some teacher's day!


  1. Hi Ginger!

    I have taught for 34 years and received a number of Donors Choose grants. I retired after 31 years and now teach in a private school so I can't apply for them any longer. If you ever need any suggestions or help writing one, please let me know. I would love to help! Have a great day tomorrow!

  2. Yay! So glad you did this! I LOVE Donors Choose as they have helped my classroom in so many ways :)

  3. I HEART Donors Choose. I have had two of my projects funded (out of three) and it was such a great opportunity to get learning materials that would benefit the kids. I hope you get funded!

    Use your blog to link up to your project! Might be a good way to get donations!

  4. Well, once they approve my project, I am definitely posting it here to hopefully get some donations!

  5. We love donations...I really love how you put the kids in the forefront of your thinking. Teachers NEED materials and the means to get them.
    Kudos to you

  6. I just realized that you did link to your project. Looks like you have already got some good donations! Fingers crossed for you!

  7. No, I don't think I do. I just checked my account. My heart got so excited when you said that!

  8. I'm glad you found that site, and I hope you get the donations. In this economy, what teacher couldn't use some financial help?


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