N&O: Here’s how you can help NC teachers get more money for their classrooms

From the News & Observer...

Teachers in North Carolina have for years turned to online fundraisers in order to buy school supplies and books, update their classroom technology or pay for professional development to make them better at their jobs.

One of the more popular sites for these fundraisers is Donors Choose, a site for teachers to explain what they teach and what they need. Donors can scroll through hundreds of projects until they find one that they like or that affects their neighborhood school.

After the post-Thanksgiving excesses of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, charities have tried to claim their own day, calling it Giving Tuesday. And in the charitable spirit, several local companies – and at least one international group – are pitching in to double the donations given to local teachers.

Duke Energy, SAS, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and PricewaterhouseCooper are among the organizations that are matching donations to local schools on Donors Choose right now.

That means people can log on, donate $25 to a project and count on one of those companies to donate another $25 automatically. The website notes which projects are receiving doubled matching funds – and it includes nearly every project from schools in the Triangle, plus many counties elsewhere in the state. ...
— Will Doran - N&O

Find Donors Choose here...

Brent Woodcox