Each day, for 25 days during the month of December, the Indians will highlight one community partner organization and how you can give back this holiday season. For more information, visit the 25 Days of Giving main post.
Day 25: DonorsChoose.org
Although today’s highlighted community partner, DonorsChoose.org, isn’t a local not-for-profit, the website connects givers to classrooms in need right here in central Indiana. Visit the website to be instantly connected to schools and classrooms that are in need of supplies. Teachers post their needs, you donate to the cause and DonorsChoose.org provides the materials.
In their own words, here’s how DonorsChoose.org describes the process:
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.
Here’s how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.
Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, we deliver the materials to the school.
You’ll get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $50, you’ll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.
At DonorsChoose.org, you can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions. We call it citizen philanthropy.
Visit DonorsChoose.org today and help a local school in need.
Information and images from http://www.donorschoose.org/about.