20 Years of Making a Difference: Annual Report 2018

Hot off the presses, our 2018 Annual Report highlights the incredible impact AdoptAClassroom.org donors made for students across the nation. Here’s a summary of this year from Executive Director Ann Ruhr Pifer: In 2018, AdoptAClassroom.org celebrated its 20th Anniversary and laid the groundwork for the next 20 years by introducing an updated mission statement: “Advancing […]

Help Students in Need with a Holiday Fundraiser

During the season of giving, our goal is to raise $10,000 for high-poverty classrooms by December 31. Classrooms in need are still missing crucial funds and you can help by joining us in fundraising for our Highest-Need Fund! Here’s how you can help: Create a Facebook Fundraiser Facebook fundraisers are a great way to connect […]

This Giving Tuesday, Make a Classroom’s Holiday Wish Come True

My Holiday Wish Is… “A quality education for my students with all of the tools and technology that the world can offer.” —Christy, Minneapolis, MN What does it mean when 50% of public school students qualify for free or reduced lunch?* It means half of America’s students in public schools are financially struggling.  It means teachers are […]

Disaster Relief at AdoptAClassroom.org: Fast and Targeted; Flexible and Accountable

Written by AdoptAClassroom.org Executive Director, Ann Pifer Over the past year, AdoptAClassroom.org has become more active in disaster relief for classrooms around the country, and we have learned that this is something we do exceptionally well. Why? Because of our ability to be fast and targeted, flexible and accountable in responding to disasters affecting schools. […]

A Fun Way to Give: Donate Your Birthday to Teachers

According to an American Red Cross survey, 79 percent of Americans said they would rather have a charitable donation made in their name than a gift they wouldn’t use. Does this sound like you? If so, we can help with our Facebook birthday fundraisers! Facebook Fundraiser With an AdoptAClassroom.org Facebook fundraiser, you can ask your […]

Alerus Mortgage Donates $10,000 to Help Greater Twin Cities Teachers

Imagine paying out of pocket for the supplies you need to do your job – everything from pens and paper clips, to bigger ticket items like your laptop and desk chair. Whew! Aren’t you glad you don’t have to do that? While this may be a scary alternate reality for many of us, for teachers, […]

Classrooms Affected by Hurricane Florence Need You

Recent flooding in North and South Carolina has triggered evacuations and destroyed infrastructure. It can take decades to accumulate costly supplies for a well-stocked classroom and flooding can wipe that out in an instant. As recovery efforts are implemented in areas affected by Hurricane Florence, we are gathering information on schools and teachers most impacted by […]

AdoptAClassroom.org Launches Hurricane Florence Fund to Support Schools in Flood-Damaged Communities

National nonprofit to raise money for teachers impacted by Hurricane Florence in need of replacing lost classroom supplies Minneapolis, MN — Sept. 25, 2018 — Today, AdoptAClassroom.org, the national nonprofit that provides funding for K-12 teachers to purchase classroom supplies, announced the launch of their Hurricane Florence Fund in response to flooding across the Carolinas. […]

AdoptAClassroom.org 2018 Teacher Survey on Classroom Spending

In April 2018, AdoptAClassroom.org invited all teachers registered on our website to complete a survey about their spending on classroom supplies. Our intent was to better understand how much teachers are spending out of pocket on supplies for their classroom and students and if/how this has changed since our 2015 survey. More than 4,400 teachers […]

maurices Supports High-Needs Schools Nationwide!

As school budgets decline and teachers’ out of pocket spending continues to increase, maurices, the hometown fashion retailer, is providing some relief this back-to- school shopping season. From August 19 to September 9, in their more than 900 stores across the country, maurices will be fundraising on behalf of AdoptAClassroom.org. Funds raised will go to […]

Teachers First Fund: Up to $20,000 Matched

AUGUST 21 & 22 ONLY! OOLY and the AdoptAClassroom.org Board of Directors are challenging YOU to a dollar-for-dollar match for the Teachers First Fund up to $20,000. Your donation will go where it’s needed most to help teachers. For two decades you’ve helped AdoptAClassroom.org fund teachers across the country.  But our job isn’t done. Far […]

Want to Help Classrooms? Set Up a Fundraiser Like Yiran

Hi, I’m Yiran and in 2018 I helped AdoptAClassroom.org raise funds for classrooms in need. I donated my own money also, but I was able to make an even bigger impact by asking my community to support me. Currently, as part of my fundraiser, I’m thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. You can follow my journey […]