Giving Tuesday 2017 BlogHow to Fundraise During the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

There’s just something about the holiday season that makes people more generous. People across the country are opening up their wallets and finding causes to support – Giving Tuesday is a great way to bring some holiday cheer into your classroom! Double your Donations on #GivingTuesday     We’ve been hard at work getting ready […]

Disaster Edition7 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 […]

Supporting DisasterWhy 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 […]

headerWe’re Launching the Next 20 Years of Classroom Crowdfunding

In 1998, we had a simple and innovative idea: give classrooms a way to fundraise for the school supplies they need. From the beginning we relied on new technology to further our mission, making us one of the first crowdfunding sites ever. The upcoming 2017-2018 school year will mark 20 years of AdoptAClassroom.org. A lot […]

The Teachers Lounge Logo (1)Teachers’ Lounge-BIG Funding Opportunities!

This month, we’re launching two awesome new ways for you to fund your classrooms, and Farmers Insurance continues their support of teachers: Highest-Needs Classroom Fund If you teach at a Title 1 school and are in need of classroom supplies and materials, you may be eligible to receive funds thanks to Kohl’s! The grants range […]

samsam-blogFirst-Year Teacher Uses STEM to Help Her Students Communicate

Samsam Warsame teaches 3rd-5th grade at the Ann Sullivan Communication Center in Minneapolis, MN. The school is named after the woman who taught Helen Keller how to communicate, which is fitting, because Warsame’s biggest challenge is helping her students communicate in their new home. Warsame’s students are English Language Learners (ELL) who recently moved to […]

The Teachers Lounge Logo (1)January Teacher’s Lounge: Dream BIG with Farmers Insurance

Grant Opportunities from Farmers Insurance We’re excited to again be partnering with the Farmers’ Insurance “Thank America’s Teachers” program this year! Don’t miss these two great opportunities to secure funding for your classroom: Win $2500 for your Classroom! Submit your application by February 27 for a chance to win $2500 for your classroom. Learn More […]

The Teachers Lounge Logo (1)Teachers’ Lounge: Bring extra funds into your classroom this Thanksgiving

In the November Edition of the Teachers’ Lounge, we’re focused on helping you maximize donations during Thanksgiving time. Your potential supporters having giving on the brain, with the holidays approaching and #GivingTuesday happening next week. We’re bringing you tips to make sure you don’t get forgotten in the craze. Make sure you scroll all the […]

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 […]

Blog-PackYourBag#PackYourBag: Make Employee Giving Work for You

What is the easiest and most powerful way to get more classroom donations? It’s not printing flyers or posting to Facebook. It’s tapping into the power of employee giving. With employee giving, donations come to you every few weeks automatically, making it one of the most consistent ways to get funding. Reaching Out The organizations […]

Chloe Cole Success Story BlogFirst-Year Teacher Crowdfunds to Enhance Classroom’s Literacy Instruction

During her first year teaching, Chloe Cole taught 2nd grade at Wilshire Park Elementary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was surprised by how much teachers have to spend to bring basic school supplies to the classroom. To help supplement the lack of supplies, she started fundraising on AdoptAClassroom.org and raised over $900. “I buy a lot of supplies […]