About a year ago, we decided to involve Chicago School Supply with an organization called DonorsChoose.org, an online charity to support teachers who are in need of classroom materials. With our readers support, we helped raise enough funds for a local classroom to purchase materials needed to hold their science fair! This year, the need is much greater and teachers in economically depressed communities urgently need support. Therefore- we have decided to highlight 51 school projects in the Chicago in need of support on our Giving Page.
Here’s how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on their site. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. Once a project reaches its funding goal, the Donors Choose will deliver the materials to the school. Because we are based in Chicago, we have decided to highlight and promote support for our local teachers that are in the most need of these project materials.
Visit our Giving Page to see the 51 projects (very creative lessons!) that we are requesting our readers and social media friends to support. These creative and imaginative projects teach skills in skills in math, science, grammar, literature, art and more and will bring the learning experience to a new level for these students. Supplies needed range from art materials to metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary rock samples. From a camcorder to support a Literature class to puppet making materials for elementary students.
DonorsChoose.org grew out of a Bronx high school where teachers experienced first-hand the scarcity of learning materials in our public schools. The teacher created Donors Choose so that individuals could connect directly with classrooms in need. Since launching in 2000, DonorsChoose.org has empowered more than 200,000 teachers and citizen philanthropists to become change makers.
We are asking that you help support our local teachers by giving whatever you can (donations are tax deductable) to one of our 51 projects. Or if you are a teacher in need of support for your classroom supplies- you can submit your project to request help! Visit the site for additional details to see how you can become involved.
Filed under: Uncategorized on September 23rd, 2009