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 […]

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 […]

NYC School Teachers Get a Big Surprise!

Oscar Winning Actor, Artist and Activist, Common, paid a surprise visit to high-needs school P.S. 111 last Thursday. With the help of our corporate partner Burlington Stores, Common presented $10,000 to the school’s teachers, just in time for the upcoming school year. This donation makes it possible for P.S.111 teachers to purchase the classroom supplies […]

What Would Happen If Teachers Didn’t Need to Purchase Classroom Supplies?

AdoptAClassroom.org is celebrating 20 years of helping teachers access classroom supplies, who often spend their own money providing for their students. Unfortunately, teachers’ out-of-pocket spending hasn’t changed much since our founding in 1998. We’ve been thinking about how amazing it would be if our dream came true and all classrooms just had what they needed, […]

7 Fundraising Tips for Supporting Classrooms Damaged by Natural Disasters

We’ve launched an all new peer-to-peer fundraising platform that allows individuals or groups to raise money for one of our disaster funds, like the Hurricane Harvey Classroom Relief Fund or Hurricane Irma Classroom Relief Fund, in support of classrooms damaged by a natural disaster. If you’d like to lend a hand to classrooms impacted by […]

Why Peer-To-Peer Fundraising for Our Disaster Classroom Relief Funds Helps More Classrooms In Need

When schools are struck with disasters like hurricanes and flooding, a single classroom can lose hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth of needed supplies. Many of the families affected by a natural disaster can’t afford to help by purchasing school supplies for their kids because they’re recovering from the loss of their homes and […]

We’re Teaming Up with Burlington to Help Classrooms Nationwide. You Can Help.

We are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership! This Back-to-School season, we’ve teamed up with Burlington Stores to make a BIG difference in helping classrooms in need across the nation. Starting today, July 9 through August 19th , Burlington is asking customers to donate at check out to support AdoptAClassroom.org in each of their […]

Helping Students Be Heard With the AdoptAClassroom.org Music Fund

Washburn High School Band and Orchestra Director Tim Martin received $600 for his classroom through the AdoptAClassroom.org Music Fund, just one of our many Spotlight funds.  We created our Spotlight Funds to support subjects in high-need and areas of particular passion, such as Martin’s commitment to offering music education in schools. “Music is important, especially at the high school level, […]

ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG LAUNCHES FREE VIDEO eCARDS TO THANK TEACHERS NATIONWIDE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG LAUNCHES FREE VIDEO eCARDS TO THANK TEACHERS NATIONWIDE Nonprofit Offers Public Easy Way to Shower Teachers with Gratitude During National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8-12 MINNEAPOLIS – April 18, 2017 – AdoptAClassroom.org, the national nonprofit that raises funds for teachers, today announced it is offering free thank-you video eCards for anyone […]

First-Year Teacher Uses STEM to Help Her Students Communicate

Samsam Warsame teaches 3rd-5th grade at the Ann Sullivan Communication Center in Minneapolis, MN. The school is named after the woman who taught Helen Keller how to communicate, which is fitting, because Warsame’s biggest challenge is helping her students communicate in their new home. Warsame’s students are English Language Learners (ELL) who recently moved to […]

How to Support Classrooms While Shopping or Selling Online

Cyber Monday is upon us. If you’re shopping online this holiday season, there are some simple things you can do to SUPPORT AdoptAClassroom.org AT THE SAME TIME FOR FREE! Technology truly is amazing. 1. We-Care.com We-Care.com is a super easy way to support any organization. There are 2,700 online merchants to choose from and they all […]

Help VISINE® Get Screens into the Hands of Teachers and their Students

Teacher classroom budgets often don’t allow for technology, yet it is essential to give our children a 21st century education. A study by CompTIA, found that 78 percent of teachers surveyed believe technology has a positive effect on classrooms, and 65 percent said it makes students more productive. We’re excited to share that we’ve partnered with […]