Folks, by way of DonorsChoose.org, I donated $100K specifically to support teachers who are working with kids of military families.
Here's how it worked: The Almost Home MilFam Match funded down every classroom project costing $1,000 or less, down to $98, so long as the class project contained the phrase "military families". The deal is, I donated a chunk of money, then the community just had to give a little bit more to make sure the project was completed and the teacher was funded.
In less than 3 weeks, the $100K was spent helping teachers create more effective classrooms.
Here's a breakdown of what happened:
- $100K donated
- 13,172 students reached
- 296 individual donors from the community
- 106 schools reached
- 160 projects funded in 34 states
- 70%+ of the projects come from schools categorized as "high poverty" and "highest poverty"
- Most funded subjects? literacy and mathematics
Here's an example of one of the classrooms we helped fund:
You can still help out by visiting DonorsChoose.org, taking a look through all the projects that need funding, and giving back to a project that inspires you.