Funding projects to help kids learn
At DonorsChoose.org, teachers post projects that fall outside of their budget, and donors can choose (hence the name) to fund all or a part of it. The kids write back to say thanks, resulting in lots of sweet cards, notes, pictures and the occasional weepy Emma staffer. We began regularly supporting DonorsChoose.org in March of 2008 but launched a new giving program in 2011, donating $5 in honor of each new customer. All told, we’ve helped more than 16,000 students in 37 states.