Highest-Need Fund Donors Helped Transform This Classroom

Rockstar fundraiser—and 4th grade teacher—Elizabeth has raised more than $8,000 for classroom supplies by crowdfunding and applying for a Highest-Need Fund classroom grant on AdoptAClassroom.org. See how donations powered Elizabeth’s classroom transformation: From classroom to home Elizabeth spends her own money each year to purchase basic school supplies, books, and technology for her classroom. She […]

We’re Welcoming Two New Board Members to the AdoptAClassroom.org Team

We’re thrilled to announce our newest AdoptAClassroom.org board members: Neely Tamminga and Hart Rosenblatt. They each have unique experience that makes them fantastic additions to our team. Meet our new board members: Neely Tamminga Neely is the CEO of DISTILL, an advisory company that, fitting for her new position, offers advisory services to board directors. […]

Classroom Crowdfunding: #ArmMeWith Social Media Toolkit

We receive amazing success stories from teachers who raise hundreds to thousands of dollars crowdfunding on AdoptAClassroom.org. When we asked our veteran fundraisers to share their advice for those new to crowdfunding, many of them gave the same answer: Utilize social media. Join the movement! Teachers have proven to be social media trendsetters, starting recent […]

A New Way to Give: The Inclusive Classroom Fund

Donors to AdoptAClassroom.org can help bring equity in education to the individual classroom with our new Inclusive Classroom Fund. This new addition to our Spotlight Funds supports teachers who require supplies that address their students’ individual needs, in order to create a level playing field in their classroom. Donations to this fund will help teachers […]

Ann Pifer Named Executive Director of AdoptAClassroom.org

We’re kicking off our 20th anniversary with a BIG announcement! AdoptAClassroom.org is thrilled to announce Ann Pifer as our new executive director. Pifer has served as our organization’s chief operating officer since 2013, spearheading our headquarters move to Minnesota. As a predominately virtual organization, Pifer has been instrumental in advancing our technological capabilities to ensure that […]

Show a Teacher Some Love With an AdoptAClassroom.org Valentine!

Join us in showing teachers some love this Valentine’s Day by tagging a teacher in one of our three Facebook Valentines. When you tag an AdoptAClassroom.org registered teacher in one of our Valentines on February 14th-21st, they will be automatically entered to win a $50 donation to their classroom page. Three teachers will be randomly […]

We’re Celebrating 20 Years of Empowering Teachers With Needed Classroom Supplies

AdoptAClassroom.org is excited to announce our 20th anniversary! In 1998, AdoptAClassroom.org was founded to support the dedicated teachers who spend money out of their own pockets on classroom supplies. Over the past 20 years, corporate partners, small businesses, and individual donors have teamed up with our nonprofit to make a huge impact on classrooms in […]

Amazing Things Happen in Classrooms When Donors Lend a Hand

Every teacher should feel empowered. And when they are empowered with the resources they need, they make brighter futures possible for our leaders of tomorrow. Thanks to  AdoptAClassroom.org Teachers First Fund donors, teachers are changing the way their students learn. The power of a helping hand History teacher Mark Westpfahl raised more than $3,500 on AdoptAClassroom.org. […]

Get Ready to Update Your New Classroom Photo!

We’re continuing to make improvements to the teacher dashboard, so keep an eye out for some new features that will change the way you upload your profile picture. Starting next week, you’ll have more options for uploading a classroom photo that will help you capture the attention of donors. Please Note: Every teacher will need […]

Watch a BIG Teacher Surprise on the Rachel Ray Show

Rickee Stewart is a teacher on a mission to help support the 2,100 homeless students in her district. Instead of wedding gifts for her engagement, she asked for coats to help her students in need. Check out her story on the Rachel Ray Show below: Thanks to Burlington Stores, Rickee’s students will receive all of the coats […]

Help kids believe in themselves, and you get a gift from OOLY!

As an “Art Teacher” I want to give my students the ability to experience new adventures through art. Many of these students are raised without a father or mother figure or have gone through many hard situations in life that makes them feel like they are not worthy of recognition. With this said I want […]

7 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 […]