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, […]


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 […]

Help Us Raise a Hand for First-Year Teachers!

Many first-year teachers are walking into nearly empty classrooms this fall, only to find out that they’re responsible for stocking them with supplies. This problem affects both teachers and their students, so AdoptAClassroom.org is lending a hand with our Twin Cities, MN and Columbus, OH First-Year Teacher Funds. With these funds, new teachers working for Twin Cities, Minnesota and Columbus, […]

Why Are Teachers Spending So Much on Supplies?

Class is back in session for the 2016-2017 school year, and it’s not the supply fairy who’s providing students with classroom materials they need to learn. The back-to-school shopping season is the second largest U.S. holiday when it comes to spending, often it is the K-12 teachers who are doing the shopping. An AdoptAClassroom.org study found that 91 […]

Farmers Insurance Starts the School Year Brighter for This Kindergarten Teacher

Farmers Insurance gives over 1 million dollars throughout the year to help fund teachers on AdoptAClassroom.org with their “Thank America’s Teachers” program. Roseanna Gonzales teaches Kindergarten at Canyon Breeze Elementary in Avondale, Arizona. She was awarded $2,500 to her AdoptAClassroom.org account after submitting a proposal to Farmers Insurance for the Thank America’s Teachers program. Roseanna wasn’t […]