The DonorsChoose.org Social Media Challenge is back again! The challenge runs throughout October, with hundreds of bloggers and Twitterers rallying to support classroom requests on DonorsChoose.org. During last year’s challenge, more than 165 bloggers participated, including Fred Wilson, TechCrunch, Kara Swisher, Ars Technica, and Julia Allison. All told, they raised over $275,000 for classroom projects reaching 67,000 students in low-income neighborhoods around the country. This year promises to have an even bigger impact Check out projects and get started here.
DonorsChoose.org grew out of a high school in the Bronx where teachers saw their students going without the materials needed to learn. Our website provides an easy way for everyday people to address this problem. Public school teachers post project requests that range from a $100 classroom library, to a $600 digital projector, to a $1,000 trip to the zoo. People like you can choose which projects to fund and then get photos and thank-you letters from the classroom.