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 […]

The Los Angeles Strike: A Teacher’s Perspective

On January 14, Los Angeles teacher and AdoptAClassroom.org guest blogger Dr. Jakeisha Gibson joined her fellow teachers on strike for smaller class sizes, increased salaries, and the hiring of more nurses and counselors to meet growing student needs. The night before the strike, Jakeisha detailed on her blog the feelings she and her students experienced […]

Tips for Teachers: How to Make a Video to Apply for Funding or Thank Your Sponsor

In recent years, we’ve asked teachers to create videos to apply for funding or thank sponsors. While we don’t often require videos, we do highly encourage teachers to create them. Videos are a great way to connect us and your supporters directly to you and your classroom. When we hear directly from you, we’re more […]

Tips for Teachers: How to Take Photos of Your Students and Protect Their Privacy

We often ask teachers who receive donations on our site to send in photos of their classrooms and students as a way to thank their generous corporate sponsors and donors. Photos connect your supporters  directly to your classroom. When they see the positive impact they had on your students, they’re motivated to give again! We […]

Social Media Toolkit: Holiday Fundraising Edition

Nearly 1/3 of annual giving happens in December, so now is the perfect time to fundraise for your classroom. Not sure where to start? We created an easy to follow social media toolkit for holiday fundraising. Check out these fundraising tips: 1. Update your classroom page Your needs during the back-to-school shopping season might be […]

Thank Your Corporate Sponsors. Tips and Examples for Teachers.

If you received a donation for your classroom from one of our generous corporate partners, congratulations! Now, it’s time to say thanks.   Why is it important to say thank you? Corporate sponsors want to help. Our sponsors donate because they want to help teachers and students in their local communities, and across the nation. […]

Applications Now Open for the 2018 AdoptAClassroom.org Arts Fund

AdoptAClassroom.org is currently looking for teachers across the nation who want to bring the arts to their students—from drama to finger-painting to screen printing. From the generous support of individual donors and Fresh Produce, we are able to support classrooms with three $1,000 grants and 12 $500 grants. Log into AdoptAClassroom.org and click “Apply For Funding” […]

Enter Our #SpookyClassroom Giveaway on Halloween

Did you decorate your classroom for Halloween? Show us a photo of your Halloween classroom decor on October 31st and you’ll enter to win $25 on AdoptAClassroom.org. How to Enter Teachers can enter our #SpookyClassroom giveaway by visiting AdoptAClassroom.org’s Facebook or Instagram page on October 31st and sharing a photo of your Halloween classroom decorations. To enter on Facebook, comment […]

Backpack Guessing Game: #GuessToWin Funds

Join us on Facebook and Instagram for our Backpack Guessing Game and you could win up to $100 on AdoptAClassroom.org. How to Enter Teachers can enter our Backpack Guessing Game by visiting AdoptAClassroom.org’s Facebook or Instagram page Oct. 14th through Oct. 16th and commenting on our #GuessToWin images (shown below), guessing the number of supplies […]

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, […]

Show Us Your #CoffeeMugshot to Win a Coffee Prize Pack

AdoptAClassroom.org is celebrating International Coffee Day with a coffee prize pack giveaway for teachers on our Facebook and Instagram! We’re awarding four teachers with coffee prize packs, donated by the Minneapolis, MN-based coffee roaster Peace Coffee. Each prize includes two bags of coffee and a mug. Show us your #CoffeeMugshot to Win a Prize How […]

New Vendor Alert: Learner’s Edge is Here to Help With Professional Development Courses!

AdoptAClassroom.org is excited to announce that they are partnering with Learner’s Edge to provide Professional Development courses for our teachers. Learners Edge provides more than 120 relevant, applicable, credit-bearing continuing education courses. Over 100,000 teachers from across the United States look to Learners Edge to fulfill their continuing education needs. All Learners Edge courses are […]