Contest Alert!

We bet you’re gearing up for Back-to-School — at Adopt-A-Classroom, we certainly are! There are lot of great partnerships that we’re involved with across the country. It’s our hope that these programs create awareness and encourage people to support your classrooms by making donations at AdoptAClassroom.org. When we’re able to announce details about these partnerships, […]

Blog to Raise $10K for Adopt-A-Classroom

For Back-to-School this year, Elmer’s pledged to donate $10,000 to Adopt-A-Classroom as part of its Bag It Forward campaign. Anyone who has a blog can help to raise $10 just by writing a blog post! Here’s how it works: Elmer’s will donate $10 per each post written to Adopt-A-Classroom, up to $10,000. Bloggers participate by […]

Contest Alert!

We read recently that Dell is hosting a contest to award $20,000 worth of technology to a school – what an awesome school grant! You’ll have to submit a 3 minute video (or shorter) about how your school would use the Dell equipment to enhance the learning experience and then there’s a voting process. More […]

Supporting Classrooms in Nashville

Being based in South Florida, the Adopt-A-Classroom team is familiar with the damage that heavy waters can cause. So our hearts went out to everyone who experienced the floods in Tennessee last month. While we were saddened by the destruction and losses, it was also heartening to see the outpour of support that followed. We […]

‘Thank You’ Note of the Day

We bet you’re excited for summer vacation! Here in Miami, Adopt-A-Classroom’s headquarters, today is the last day of school for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. To all of our teachers here and around the country – enjoy the summer! We know that some teachers are still wrapping up the school year and have heard that others […]

Teacher Appreciation event at JFK Magnet School in NY

For Teacher Appreciation Week earlier this month, a group of volunteers visited the teachers and students of the classrooms they adopted at JFK Magnet School in Port Chester, New York. On a beautiful, sunny day, the volunteers planted annuals and perennials that they purchased for the school’s courtyard. They also dedicated a Japanese maple tree […]

97% of Teachers Will Do Whatever it Takes to Help Kids Learn

A national survey conducted by Kelton Research in April 2010, “National Teaching Realities Survey“, found that 97% of all teachers will go the extra mile to create an effective learning environment for their students, even if it means dipping into their own pockets to purchase necessary supplies. Do you have stories about teachers that go […]

Field Trip to the Natural History Museum with a Jonas Brother

Earlier this week, one of Adopt-A-Classroom’s teachers, Mrs. Khristi Phillips at Manhattan Place Elementary in Los Angeles, was able to take her second graders on a field trip provided by LUNCHABLES. We visited their classroom before their trip to meet Mrs. Phillips and her students in person and found a vibrant learning environment funded in […]

Spotlight: Key Biscayne Women’s Giving Circle

Today we would like to shine a warm and appreciative spotlight on the Key Biscayne Women’s Giving Circle. The organization recently put together an intimate fundraiser held at the Rosa De La Cruz gallery in the Design District benefiting Adopt-A-Classroom. The event was a tremendous success, raising over $8,000 in one afternoon! The funds will […]

Adopt-A-Classroom & Jones New York In The Classroom in Ladies’ Home Journal

We are so pleased that Jones New York In The Classroom, a national sponsor of Adopt-A-Classroom, was honored by Ladies’ Home Journal with it’s ‘Do Good’ stamp. Jones New York has done some exceptional work in the education space, e.g., through Adopt-A-Classroom, they have generously provided classroom grants to thousands of teachers through the United […]

A Successful Art Walk Event!

We are very appreciative for the support from all the members of the Adopt-A-Classroom community in South Florida who came out to our spring fundraiser event last Saturday evening! Thankfully, the rain held off until 10pm, just as we closed up shop – incredible timing! If you are ever in the area, especially for the […]