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  • 1.  Donors Choose

    Posted 04-27-2022 03:05:00 PM
    Just curious, has anyone ever used the Donors Choose platform to get supplies donated for your garden program?  And if so, how well did it work for you?

    Sarah Pounders
    Senior Education Specialist
    The Woodlands TX

  • 2.  RE: Donors Choose

    Posted 04-28-2022 11:06:00 AM
    I haven't used it to raise funds, but I have donated to teachers in our area who have had both classroom and school garden requests on Donors Choose. 
    One thing to check first, one of the school districts in our area doesn't allow teachers to raise funds outside of the "approved" school fundraisers. They don't want anyone to know that classrooms are underfunded.

    Michelle Zupan
    Hickory Hill

  • 3.  RE: Donors Choose

    Posted 04-29-2022 11:23:00 AM
    I have used Donors Choose a couple of times to buy supplies for lessons in my classroom.  It's easy to use, and lots of teachers in my district have used it.  I don't know if you have to have permission to use it.  You aren't giving any information about students to them, just about yourself.  But check with your admin to see if there are any requirements from your district.

    Kimbark Elementary School
    San Bernardino CA