My favorite lady in New York (Barbara Petro Escobar, thanks again) let me know about this awesome site DonorsChoose.org. Here’s a quick snippet from their “about” page-
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.
Here’s how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.
Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, we deliver the materials to the school.
You’ll get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $100, you’ll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.
At DonorsChoose.org, you can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions.We call it citizen philanthropy.
An awesome site that I can use as a model to build my own projects that will go towards helping the community. I’m going to get my paycheck later today and donate tomorrow, if you have any spare money (even a dollar), I’d really appreciate it if you wouldn’t mind helping a project. It would be awesome, and you’d be doing a little good in the world- a single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.