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July 3, 2019

Donors Choose Project Ideas

Who has used Donors Choose?  Who has never taken that first step?  Let me make it easy for you.

Donors Choose doesn't have to be difficult, and it's not scary.  Here are the basic steps:
1.  Go too
2.  Click "New Project"
3. If you have a "campaign code", enter it at the bottom of the screen where it says "Got a campaign code?"
4.  Fill in the next screen about your students (Who page) - once you've done it, it saves for future projects as well.
5.  Go shopping, using their links on the What page (Amazon things need to be Amazon prime), lots more other options too.  I mainly stick with Amazon since it's fast and easy to do returns if needed.
6.  Fill out the Why page about the project.  They have text boxes to fill in with a specific word count.  
7.  Review everything and submit.. you'll get an email to let you know when it's live.  

Helpful things to do to help it get funded:
*Send the link to your social media pages, so many people want to help your classroom.  
*Send the link to your classroom families, so many families want to help your classroom.
*If you can, give a donation yourself - it will help get it jump started.  

After it's funded:
Do the thank you package soon to earn points - photos, thank you notes, etc. 

I've used Donors Choose since December of 2012, and have added so many great resources and experiences to my classroom.  Need an idea?  Go wandering around their site or talk to your colleagues to spark ideas.  

Here are my past funded projects in case you want to see what I wrote, what I ordered, etc:

*Class set of Frindle books
*Class set of Who Was books
*5 Boogie Boards (LCD Writing Tablets)
*Class subscription to Scholastic News
*Class set of Bouncy Bands 
*Mentor Texts for Mentor Sentences Volume 2
*Mentor Texts for Mentor Sentences Volume 1
*Everything needed for an Owl Pellet Dissection experiment
*Class set of Wonder
*Class set of Blood on the River
*Everything needed for a GLOW Day
*Class subscription for TIME for Kids

I'm so thankful for everyone that has helped my students throughout the years.  Large companies and individuals alike, friends, family, and strangers.  It's such a powerful site.  I now have to think of what I really want for next year... I'm thinking room transformation materials... We'll see!

I hope this helps! 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the products that you've requested and received donations for! It helps to know that someone's been successful multiple times to receive classroom resources!


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