Donors Choose News
Dear Friend of CCSD,
I am asking you all to spread the word. Today is a HUGE donation day
Donors Choose has orchestrated. Yesterday they started funding projects,
starting with whole cities- San Jose, San Francisco, Bakersfield, New York
City, Atlanta. Today is #bestschooldayever. EVERY PROJECT on their
website is match funded. Every dollar you donate will be matched. No code
is necessary (as far as I can figure out.)
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Please share and spread the word as this will only last a day or two at
best. Every district is now mobilizing donors before the money is used up.
So share whatever way you can!
#BestSchoolDay - How you can get involved
On March 10, more than 50 business leaders, athletes, celebrities, and
philanthropists announced a surprise “flash funding” of classroom project
requests posted onDonorsChoose.org <http://www.donorschoose.org/> incommunities across the country. Collectively, these individuals committed
$14 million to fund over 11,000 projects, supporting classroom needs like
books, art supplies, science equipment, field trips, and more.
We have a goal to fund 20,000 classroom projects. Here’s how you can be
part of the movement!
Mrs. Miller and all the DC teachers at Curtis Creek
About Donors Choose
The teachers at Curtis Creek School go out of their way every day to provide everything they can for your children, but they can't do it all. Many teachers at our school regularly post projects on Donors Choose. One way you can help is to check the site to see if your child's teacher has a project posted that you could help fund.
Donorschoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. It began in New York in 2000, and went nation-wide in 2007. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom projects requests on the site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you. When a project reaches its funding goal, the materials are shipped to the school.
Curtis Creek School has just reached a huge milestone. This past week we passed the $200,000 mark for donations received for our school through Donors Choose. This is more than likely one of the largest totals in the nation. We know of at least one school on the East Coast that was recently recognized by DonorsChoose.org for reaching this mark.
DonorsChoose.org prides itself on focusing on student needs and materials that teachers feel are important to reach those goals. DC also works diligently to find corporations and individuals who will help teachers reach those goals. They often provide 50% funding for projects and you will see those names as you peruse our school's link for DC. The most recent ones earned by our teachers were from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Locally we have had other foundations and individuals who have also helped fund our projects. Community members, our District, CCPA, and our CCSD families have all supported the wonderful projects that have been brought to our students.
When you click on the link for our school at the right, you will see statistics for each of the 20 teachers who have participated in DC over the past several years. You can see how many projects have been written, how many donors have been attracted, and you can see specifically what the projects have done for all of our students.
Thank you for continuing to support the unique learning opportunities we strive to bring to your children!