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 […]

AdoptAClassroom.org Partners with School Districts to Bring Much-Needed Funds to Schools Across the Country.

In 1998, AdoptAClassroom.org was founded as one of the original crowdfunding platforms to bring equity in education to all students and classrooms. The award-winning, online nonprofit has been best known for helping individual teachers raise funds, through private donors and corporate sponsors, to purchase the classroom supplies they need without draining their personal budget. Today, […]

Help Students in Need with a Holiday Fundraiser

During the season of giving, our goal is to raise $10,000 for high-poverty classrooms by December 31. Classrooms in need are still missing crucial funds and you can help by joining us in fundraising for our Highest-Need Fund! Here’s how you can help: Create a Facebook Fundraiser Facebook fundraisers are a great way to connect […]

This Giving Tuesday, Make a Classroom’s Holiday Wish Come True

My Holiday Wish Is… “A quality education for my students with all of the tools and technology that the world can offer.” —Christy, Minneapolis, MN What does it mean when 50% of public school students qualify for free or reduced lunch?* It means half of America’s students in public schools are financially struggling.  It means teachers are […]

Disaster Relief at AdoptAClassroom.org: Fast and Targeted; Flexible and Accountable

Written by AdoptAClassroom.org Executive Director, Ann Pifer Over the past year, AdoptAClassroom.org has become more active in disaster relief for classrooms around the country, and we have learned that this is something we do exceptionally well. Why? Because of our ability to be fast and targeted, flexible and accountable in responding to disasters affecting schools. […]

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 […]

Homes for Education Supports Classrooms One Home Sale at a Time

Teachers across the nation are limited by budgetary constraints. 96% of teachers utilize their own funds to ensure that their students have access to the tools and materials they need.* Homes for Education is helping teachers and schools offset the financial burdens they carry. How does it work? Homes for Education is a new real […]