My name is Labellelle (ok, it's an alias but I figure that's ok) and I live in on the peninsula side of Hampton Roads.
I'm on Govenor Kaine's news release list and I received this news release that I thought might be of interest to other Virginians.
Timothy M. Kaine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GOVERNOR KAINE ANNOUNCES DONORSCHOOSE.ORG EXPANSION IN
~ Public school teachers to receive new resources for students through online donations~
Founded in 2000 by a young high school teacher, DonorsChoose.org has been recognized as “
“DonorsChoose.org allows every public school teacher to be a change maker and enables any citizen to be a philanthropist,” said Governor Kaine. “
Teachers log on to DonorsChoose.org and submit requests for materials or experiences students need to learn. Individuals search and partially or fully fund these requests by their interests, and then receive photos and thank-you notes from the classroom they supported.
“I started DonorsChoose.org seven years ago with the help of my students, and we never imagined that our experiment would one day become a national nonprofit organization,” said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org and a former history teacher at
With DonorsChoose.org now open to every public school in Virginia, individuals can financially support classroom projects such as providing new juggling equipment for a physical education teacher’s class ($73 remaining), providing books about colonial
“We’re thrilled to have the Governor’s support for this extraordinary program,” said Katie Bisbee, executive director of DonorsChoose.org Atlantic region. “We believe with his help, and that of other Virginians, we can make positive changes in the state’s public school education.”
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And for the record, I don't have any affiliation with www.donorschoose.org ... or the govenor's office :c)
Have a great day!