How To Help Local Schools on GivingTuesday

“This post was sponsored by DonorsChoose. All opinions are my own.”


We have a chance to help local schools with supplies on GivingTuesday! As you know, I love a good give back especially if I can help advance, advocate, or promote education. As a former room parent, I know firsthand how important it is for teachers to have the supplies needed for their classrooms.

My son attends a private school so just imagine the need is so much greater for public schools. Studies show that public school teachers spend over $1 billion of their own money for supplies needed for their students. On average that is more than $500 per teacher.




DonorsChoose is the leading way to give to public schools. Since 2000, more than 4 million people and partners have contributed over $900 million to support 1.5 million teacher requests for classroom resources and experiences.

As the most trusted crowdfunding platform for teachers, donors, and district administrators alike, DonorsChoose vets each request, ships the funded resources directly to the classroom, and provides thank yous and reporting to donors and school leaders.

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December is one of the most popular months for donations. Some are making monetary gifts to their favorite charities and others are giving in-kind gifts for children represented by Angel Tree. Both are especially kind and very much needed, however, I would like to highlight the need for you to support a teacher’s request for classroom supplies via DonorsChoose. DonorsChoose is one way that teachers can access vital supplies and experiences for their students, without having to reach into their own pockets.


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I am personally supporting Joseph J. Rhoads Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. I host the Motivated Mom Program at J. J. Rhoads offering parent engagement and support classes. I have grown fond of the parents, children and teachers, and am happy to make a donation to support their Arts and Science needs. Please take a look on my site and identify the school need that you would like to contribute to. There are so many different projects across the country. Enter to win a $50 DonorsChoose gift card to donate to your favorite school project.


photo Credit: DonorsChoose

Today is GivingTuesday (December 3rd), and all donations will be matched at 50% even those made via DonorsChoose. Charity Navigator and GuideStar have awarded DonorsChoose, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, their highest ratings for transparency and accountability. Please consider making your donation TODAY to help local school on GivingTuesday!



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  1. My son’s school participates in Giving Tuesday. A matter of fact the principal forgot about it and sent out an email around 1:00 p.m. LOL!

    My son’s school is asking for donations for several things this year. It’s so hard to decide which charity to give too. But, I’m so glad to see programs like Donors Choose. When I was growing up, we didn’t have programs like this to help our school!

  2. Donors Choose is amazing because most teachers need an endless list of supplies, yet are responsible for getting them. I’m a preschool teacher and I know several other teachers in surrounding schools that depend on fundraisers to get necessary supplies. This is something that anyone can support to help get teachers what they need to teach our children.

  3. I will have to see how we can participate to help our local schools. We usually join Fund Drives but it is always great to know of other ways to donate. I will check out Donors Choose. Thanks for letting me know about it.

  4. This is such a wonderful thing! My sister is a teacher and I am not sure that I had heard of this until now so thank you for sharing! This is a wonderful thing indeed and I am going to check it out for myself. Thank you!

  5. My children are homeschooled, but my family gives to our former black-owned private schools. Maybe one day our kids will attend. I love the emphasis placed on giving back.

  6. My sister is a teacher and spends a lot of her own money to do things for her students….especially as she is a special ed teacher and her kids need more than most. I think this is a wonderful thing for sure and I love giving back to all schools.

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