Last week I received the DonorsChoose November newsletter and was excited to see that they are offering a special deal from December 5th through the 12th in which they will match donations from friends and family members, dollar for dollar! Teachers will receive a code to give to their donors, and when they use this code, the donation will be matched.
A few weeks ago, I shared that I want to support teachers by donating at least $100 a month to one or more DonorsChoose proposals. I'm so thankful for the blessings that have come my way this year, and I want to give back to the educational community. (Here's the blog post if you missed it.)
But in light of this new development, I have decided that it only makes sense to give even more! So I'm going to donate $100 to each of 5 different teachers during the time this offer is running. If those teachers provide me with their special code, my $100 donation will be matched by another $100 from DonorsChoose!
How will this work? On Thursday, December 1st, I will put out a call for DonorsChoose proposals on my Teaching Resources Facebook page.You'll be able to post your project there and ask family and friends to "like" your post to help me make my decision.I'm going out of town for a week on December 6th, so I'll make my decision on the morning of December 5th so that I can make those donations before I leave.
I also wanted to share that I set up a brand new DonorsChoose page on my website where you can find loads of helpful resources such as the following:
- A free webinar I hosted in which Francie Kugelman, 5th grade teacher and DonorsChoose superstar, how she obtained over $20,000 in DonorsChoose grants over the last few years - she reveals all her secrets in the webinar!
- A list of Francie's funded projects so to spark your own thinking about projects you might propose (recently updated and worth over $28,000!)
- Links to news from DonorsChoose about funding opportunities like the one described above
I'm really excited about this and want to spread the word! Please share this blog post with other teachers so they can get started creating a proposal now! Even if your project is not selected for one of my donations, you'll still be a winner if you get double dollars between December 5th and 12th!