Your Community Wants To Help
Working together is vital to the success of any project, and it’s especially true in education. A community out there wants to share its experience to nurture its students. This document is here to help you find those communities.
There are many wonderful places to ensure support for your students, but here are a few suggestions to start with:
- Local corporations and businesses are excellent resources to share your student stories and find help. Reach out and ask if they have a giving program. We’ve seen everything from Nike to Range Rover to Banks gifting to schools. Give it a go! The worst they can say is ‘no.’
- Donors Choose is a platform that allows corporations and people to help classrooms and teachers by funding the school’s ‘wish list.’ Add your reading pen of choice to your list!
- Adopt A Classroom is an award-winning, national nonprofit organization that provides funding for school supplies to classrooms and needy families. Donated funds are immediately available for use, unlike some other sites. You can register and share stories of supply needs for your students.
PledgeCents is a quick and easy solution to classroom and school fundraising. Similar to websites like Indiegogo, PledgeCents is a great way to create your community.*
Fundly is open to people from all walks of life. If you have a unique project, this could be your platform.*
GoFundMe is a popular crowdfunding platform used to raise money for various causes. You can start campaigns to raise funds for school supplies, class activities, and any other classroom needs that arise. GoFundMe has also been known to host contests and special events.*
*Please check with your supervisor before beginning a funding campaign.