DonorsChoose.org helps make it easier to help classrooms in need by anyone around the United States. Public school teachers post classroom project requests. I have written projects that have gotten me read aloud books, a document camera, ink, pencils, erasers, leveled books, a printer, and so much more.
I have gotten 14 projects funded over the past four years. In the last year, I have gotten two set of leveled books from Fountas and Pinnell, a new color laser printer, professional development books, and an upcoming visit to the Ron Clark Academy. It is super easy to use and even easier to share on Facebook with all family and friends.
The best part is that people are always wanting to help out teachers but do not know how to. And with Donors Choose it is a tax deductible donation that can be applied to end of the year taxes. Its a win win for the teachers and the giver.
Currently, the Melinda and Bill Gates foundation is matching all donations with the code JUMPSTART up to $1,000.