DonorsChoose.org is a crowd-funding nonprofit website where teachers can post things they need most for their classroom, and donors can support their favorite projects. It was started by a teacher and the site tells a really interesting story of their history. And thanks to the awesomeness of this site and the over-the-top generosity of Google, on Monday 9/15, they unveiled a big surprise-- Google is going to fund EVERY SINGLE CLASSROOM PROJECT in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. Yep, Kirkland- that means us! Yipppeeeee!! I hope our teachers have been using this site. Estimates are that this will be approximately $315,000 in paper, pencils, books, tablets, instruments, field trips and other supplies.
The surprise announcement was made at Highland Park Elementary School in Seattle (photo). Those are some happy faces! Way to show the (local) love, Google!