Double your gift to the Inclusive Classroom Fund, up to $5,000!

Through the end of March 2019 we’re matching your gift to the Inclusive Classroom Fund dollar for dollar, up to $5,000. Donate to the Inclusive Classroom Fund >> What is an inclusive classroom? An inclusive classroom addresses inequity in the classroom on the basis of race, ethnicity, family background, sexual and gender identity, ability, or […]

Education News Bulletin: March 2019

AdoptAClassroom.org continues to keep a close eye on K-12 education news so we can best understand and serve the needs of our principals, teachers, and students across the country. We want to keep you updated on our findings, so check back each month for our News Bulletin Board series. Read what’s happened recently in the […]

Vote to Win Funds for a Teacher or School on AdoptAClassroom.org

March is finally here and we’re celebrating the spring season with a social media giveaway. We’re bringing back March Supply Madness, with $750 in prizes, and we need you to help us determine which school supply is the classroom’s most valuable player. But this time, you don’t have to be a teacher to join in […]

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 […]

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, […]