Website helps teachers acquire needed supplies

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  • bellaelly Zionsville, IN
    Aug. 4, 2013 12:30 p.m.

    I have been using for seven years, and it has completely transformed my music room! Donors have funded projects for drums,xylophones, music for my choir, a choreographer, technology, and so many more materials/supplies! I have had over 90 projects funded! It is up to the individual teacher to help promote his/her project to help with funding. IF the project does not fund, the donated money goes back to the DONORS who then decide whether to donate it to a different project, donate it back to the teacher whose project expired, OR give it to Donors Choose who then selects a project to apply the money to. is an amazing organization helping students all over the country!

    If your project does not fund....try again and spread the word that you have a project on Donors Choose!

  • Monsieur le prof Sandy, UT
    July 12, 2013 5:46 p.m.

    It sounds like such a wonderful idea for teachers, that I wish I had thought of it first. I was disappointed by the comments of the first poster. I guess all good ideas have their failings and drawbacks. But it's so hard on teachers when they see their students without the proper utensils and supplies to do their work.

  • RUMYKIN Surprise, AZ
    July 10, 2013 9:53 a.m.

    It may be that this was a great idea in the beginning but when I used it and did not receive enough outside pledges by a few dollars, you loss all of it. So be aware that they keep it. Wouldn't it be better to at least receive a portion of the project goal. They also keep changing corporate support as you achieve a portion of your project, much like a bait and switch. Sorry but I discourage its use and so does my district as others have been burned.