So you have some spare cash and feel like giving some money to help children? That’s great to hear, but how do you plan on giving? There are certainly many worthwhile children’s charities, but perhaps you feel like most of them are too broad- based and generic. You would rather give to something more specific; a non- profit organization that lets you see exactly who will get the money and what they will do with it. Does such an organization exist? Believe it or not, yes. It is called Donorschoose.org, a children’s charity with a specific mission.
What Sets This Charity Apart?
Most non- profit children’s organizations collect money and then disperse it for one general need, such as housing, food, health care, etc. Donorschoose.org, however is different. It works like this: Public school teachers from across the United States select a classroom project that, while educational and worthy, is in need of funding and requires special equipment, supplies, etc. The teachers then post the project to Donorschoose.org and explain exactly what they need. It could be anything from paint brushes to microscopes to books, depending on the project. Potential donors then logon to the Donorschoose.org web site, browse through the projects, and find one they like. Donors then submit a cash donation directly to the project. Once it reaches its funding goal, Donorschoose.org delivers the materials to the school.
What Else do Donors Get?
Besides the knowledge of a good deed, Donorschoose.org is different from other charities in yet another important way. The site wants you to connect with the teachers, kids, and project in some way and to accomplish this, donors receive photos of the project as it progresses and a cost report showing expenditures. The teacher even sends a thank you letter and, if you donate more than $50, you even get hand- written thank you letters from the students.
What Are You Waiting For?:
Donorschoose.org is a unique concept among charities and a great choice for those who want to see the actual benefits of their giving. Perhaps you are partial to science education or maybe you have a passion for literature. Perhaps you want to support a project in a local school or one in some other specific part of the country. Whatever your interest, there is bound to be a project in need of funds. It is just a matter of logging into Donorschoose.org and finding an educational cause that you want to support.
Donorschoose.org is a children’s charity like few others; one of only a small number of non- profits that connect you directly with the recipients of your generosity. Logon to the site today, and discover the difference you can make in the education of a child.
Copyright 2012, Bryan Carey