Friday, December 26, 2008

In the Spirit of Giving

Several months ago, I read about Donorschoose.org, a website that helps teachers obtain much needed school supplies. I did a bit of research into the site and decided it was worth the effort to see what would happen if I submitted a project. I had to write a detailed proposal, use their online mall to create a materials list and wait for approval.

On September 15th, my project was submitted and accepted and "Who Founded That Religion?" was one of hundreds of projects on the site that were waiting for funding!

My sister had also mentioned another website that worked to get funds to teachers for school supplies. So, I checked out Iloveschools.com. It worked very differently from Donorschoose.org, as it was a simpler process. For Iloveschools.com, all you did was list what you would like and how much you estimated it would cost.

Either way, it was worth seeing what would happen.

Well, over Thanksgiving, I received an email from Iloveschools.com letting me know that someone wanted to donate money to my classroom! Was I surprised! I was able to purchase pencils and markers for the classroom.

Then on the last day of school before Christmas break, I received an email from Donorschoose.org letting me know that my Religion project had been fully funded! Woo Hoo!

I am truly thankful for the generosity of others that makes it easier for me to do what I love!

2 comments:

Deborah said...

Cool sites. I just emailed them to all my teacher friends.

CC said...

Fantastic! Let me know of their successes!