Help Local Schools Get Money Directly


Help Local Schools Get Money Directly


You pay school taxes, but is that money actually going to the teachers who need it? Here’s a way to make sure it does!

To start, I’m not trying to get crazy political here. You can have issues with your taxes, schools, etc. My reason for bringing this up is that teachers need our help. Teachers are forced to pay for things in their classrooms out of their own pockets and they’re already not paid what they deserve. They’re trying to give your kids a safe and happy environment to learn and the least we could do is help where we can.

The website DonorsChoose is where teachers can ask for help to buy things for their classroom. You can look up locally and help schools in your area, teachers who teach specific topics, etc. Their mission is “We make it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.”

According to their website, “In 2000, Charles Best, a teacher at a Bronx public high school, thought about all the money he and his colleagues were spending on books, art supplies, and other materials for their students. He figured there were people out there who’d want to help — if they could see where their money was going. Charles sketched out a website where teachers could post classroom project requests, and donors could choose the ones they wanted to support. His colleagues posted the first 11 requests. Then it spread. Today, we’re open to every public school in America.”

You can see exactly what the teachers intend to spend the money on and donate what you can or sponsor a classroom and donate to them monthly. Think of the teachers that made an impact on your world and maybe think to donate a little to teachers doing that to students now.

Let me know if you have any experience with the website.

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