I am always on the hunt to find charities + organizations that are easy to get involved with, benefit a great cause + can ensure that the money, supplies or time you give are going straight to the cause. When I find one that benefits the well-being of kids I am usually all in. With back-to-school season upon us, there are unfortunately so many students who will have to go without necessary supplies due to school budget cuts + families unable to afford the costs. Donors Choose is a really smart organization that aims to get the public back into the public school system Here's how it works- public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests here. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. The best part is that you can get involved with just a few dollar donation. You can choose the project you would like to see make it's way into a classroom + give any amount to the one that inspires you or the one that you remember from your own childhood. Once a project reaches its funding goal, they deliver the materials to the school. The cool part is that the money really goes to where you allocate it, you even get photos of your project being worked on, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $50, you'll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students. I truly believe in their vision to create a nation where children in every community have the tools and experiences needed for an excellent education, it truly is the foundation to creating inspired, confident + passionate little beings who will eventually do big things.
* click on the links above to donate the items listed or click on over here to see how you can get involved.