Filed under: General Charity Musings, Microphilanthropy | Tags: donorschoose.org, Microphilanthropy, student charity
So here’s another micro-philanthropy site that I think is a great idea – DonorsChoose.org. Started by teachers at a Bronx public high school in the spring of 2000, the organization addresses the scarcity and inequitable distribution of learning materials and experiences in public schools. The model is simple but effective – teachers envision classroom projects and post project needs on DonsorsChoose. Then, you and I can browse the projects and donate towards the ones that we like. Usually all it takes is a few hundred dollars to get a project going, so a few donations is all it takes. As a donor you even get photos and thank you cards from the students!
Sometimes the materials purchased through a project are re-usable in the future, so your gift keeps on giving! Check out the project descriptions to find out more.