Our job is to give teachers a hand. Usually, that means connecting you to donors who can help with pencils, books, and other vital school supplies. But sometimes we think a good laugh can be just as beneficial.
It can be really hard finding a cause to stand behind. As a donor, you have to make a decision about which organizations are going to use your money in a way that embraces your values. AdoptAClassroom.org is one of the best options for your donation and here are some reasons why.
We asked some of our most loyal donors what they look for in a classroom profile. We also asked them what might turn them off from a profile. Here’s what they said:
1. Use Social Networks Let your community groups and online social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) help you by spreading the word even further. Make sure everyone knows that 100% of their donation will go directly to your classroom. 2. Send Emails, Letters, and Flyers Friends, family, community members, neighbors, and even the families of students you […]
By Laurie Johns, 1st Grade Teacher, Greenbrae Elementary Teachers: The whole idea behind Adopt-A-Classroom is to get your classroom adopted, correct? That requires getting friends, family and businesses to adopt you. To do that you need to ASK, ASK, ASK. The more businesses and people you get supporting you, the more money for your classroom. […]
By Amy Bennett-Rosado, Kindergarten Teacher, Lexington Elementary Thanks to technology, I as a teacher now have the power to fund and implement a technology-integrated classroom. I realized quickly big plans and no funds were a common aspect of teaching in public education. So here is a peek into part of a typical day in my […]
By Jake McDuffee, Language Arts Teacher, Winchester Village Elementary When I first signed up for Adopt-A-Classroom, I was excited about the opportunity to get supplies for my classroom. I was fortunate enough to be adopted by a donor almost immediately. I told a colleague about the program and the following year, we both were adopted […]