aac farmers blogFarmers Insurance Thanks America’s Teachers With More Than $1 Million in Grants

AdoptAClassroom.org is excited to announce our continued partnership with Farmers Insurance and their 2017 Thank America’s Teachers grant program! Farmers is now accepting proposals, and teachers in need of classroom supplies are encouraged to apply. This year, Thank America’s Teachers and Farmers Insurance will award more than $1 million in grant funds to classrooms across the United States. […]

Annual report blog$30 Million Raised for Classrooms: The 2016 Annual Report

We have had a landmark year at AdoptAClassroom.org! In fiscal 2016, we passed the $30,000,000 mark for funds raised for classrooms since we started in 1998. Now that the new year has begun, we are reflecting on everything our organization has accomplished in 2016 so we can set even bigger goals for 2017! Thanks to our individual, […]

holiday-2016-blog-1Give the gift that makes the difference

“I was surprised and delighted to receive the gift of a dedicated contribution to AdoptAClassroom.org. I believe in the power of education to transform our communities for the better. AdoptAClassroom.org makes it easy for our community in Prescott, AZ to support our local schools. This truly is the best gift I could receive this holiday.”  […]

sheryl-and-friends-blog-1Join Sheryl Crow in Raising a Hand for Teachers

Dear Friend, Last year, I became the national spokesperson for AdoptAClassroom.org to help bring more attention to teachers and the important work they do. As a former teacher, I know how hard it can be to even get the classroom supplies needed to help students learn and succeed. I come from a family of school teachers, […]

jenna-bush-perc-2016-blogPropane Council and AdoptAClassroom.org Surprise Schools With $15,000 in Donations

In September, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org to surprise adopt teachers at Lemmon Valley Elementary School in Reno, Nevada and J.B. Passmore Elementary School in San Antonio, Texas. Former teacher Jenna Bush Hager joined AdoptAClassroom.org’s Executive Director Ann Ness in presenting PERC’s $10,000 donation to J.B. Passmore Elementary School teachers. Each teacher received […]

cyber-monday_2016How 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 […]

alerus-blogAlerus Mortgage Supports Twin Cities First-Year Teachers

Alerus Mortgage has donated $17,000 to AdoptAClassroom.org’s Twin Cities First-Year Teacher Fund! The generous donation will help rookie teachers across the Twin Cities purchase much needed classroom supplies for the 2016/2017 school year. First-year teachers who register their classroom on AdoptAClassroom.org by February 1, 2017 will receive an equal portion of the funds to purchase […]

aac_blogpost1Help 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 […]

First Year Teacher fund Blog 2Help 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, […]

classroom spending blogWhy 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 […]

success-story-lance-madzey-blog-2Film Teacher Uses His Creative Skills to Raise $15,000 for His Classroom

Lance Madzey teaches film and television at Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyoming, and chose to use AdoptAClassroom.org to raise $15,300 for his media program, Natrona County Television (NCTV), and he’s almost there! Since launching his fundraising campaign in July, the project has received over $13,000 in donations on AdoptAClassroom.org. When Madzey reaches his goal, he plans […]