Why I'm Supporting Military Families, Their Kids, And Teachers

Why I'm Supporting Military Families, Their Kids, And Teachers

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Okay, sure, as a people we're forgetting how much support and respect that veterans have earned.

We've never really realized how much their families have sacrificed; how they serve at home in often difficult circumstances.

We also tend to forget how much respect and support teachers deserve and how little we support them.

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So, I figure a serious way to show my support is a new effort that DonorsChoose and I announce today: a year-long way where you can help support military kids, families, vets, and active service members.

Here are the details from DonorsChoose, but in short, you can make contributions, small or large, to the classrooms where there are a lot of military kids. This effort really helps prepare them for a successful future, and shows respect for teachers in a real way.

Also, if you follow me on Twitter today at @CraigNewmark​ for updates about the upcoming campaign you'll get a $10 DonorsChoose.org gift card. Look out for a DM with the code within two weeks.

I am excited to be announcing this partnership with DonorsChoose. So many students and teachers around the country lack the resources they need to succeed. Kids in military communities face even more challenges – like having a parent deployed overseas. I hope that you can join me in showing your support for these communities that sacrifice so much for our country.

Disclosure: I'm doing my part of this by stealing an idea from DonorsChoose board member Stephen Colbert.

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If you want to see how his stuff with DonorsChoose started, he interviewed me way back when I was interesting.

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13 Comments

Lora Green

Thank you for supporting military families & teachers! Wow, a year long campaign

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Sandra Harris

Thank you so much for supporting
military families and teachers! DonorsChoose has been a huge blessing to me and my students and we appreciate generous supporters like you! Happy 4th of July and many blessings to you!

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Barbara

Great idea. I got a grant to support military families with iPads two years ago so kids could face time their parent stationed overseas.

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Demetria Richardson

Being a child in a military family and an educator nurturing military children, we really appreciate all that you do for those that remain here that love and support these brave spirits.

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Jenn Baldwin

Thank you for investing in military families and teacher classrooms, like my own, across the nation. Your support is GREATLY appreciated!

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Alysa Dominguez

Teachers love people like you because you believe in the power of a well equipped teacher who tirelessly does whatever he/she can to reach the ENTIRE population in his/her class – military or not. I have had military students in my class. Wow, there is a tremendous sacrifice made by all family members. I am so grateful for their sacrifice and do what I can, as their teacher, to make school life easy. Thank you for your support, our combined efforts will be spectacular no doubt.

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Ally

Awesome! I can't wait to use the code to support my own students. We are quite close to Nellis AFB and support our military families.

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