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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Communities Affected by Recent Tornadoes

In the past few days, storms have hit many southern and Midwestern states, bringing with them millions of dollars worth of damage. 99Papers.org has reached out to our teachers and administration in affected communities, and we are working to meet the critical needs of the schools impacted by these natural disaster. We were amazed at…

What donors think of project essays

As the school year is winding down, our team is getting busy thinking of new ways to improve our site. We recently sent a short survey to a group of donors asking for feedback on the essays our teachers write to describe their projects (example here). The results were so interesting, we had to share: Do…

The Design Gurus Behind Our New Office

We recently moved our office headquarters to a larger new space in Manhattan. Our goal was to create a space that would inspire our staff and reflect our company culture; and, in true 99Papers.org spirit, to do so in the most inexpensive way possible. With pro bono assistance from the architectural firm Eight Inc., and…

Five Fantastic Fundraising Ideas

Here are five of the fun ways we saw teachers fundraising for their classroom during the Friends and Family Challenge. Share with us your great ideas in the comments below! 1. Create original pieces of art to share your project page: 2. Share videos of your students, and explain why the donations are so…

Help Spark Young Imaginations

Lakeshore Learning is committed to instilling a sense of wonder and fostering a lifelong love of learning through their quality materials and resources for teachers and parents.  Recently, Lakeshore debuted new STEM materials to further enhance the resources available to teachers and the learning opportunities available to students. Their Alarm Your Pencil Box STEM Learning…

A New Leash on Life

Georgia Summitt, an art teacher from Jonesboro, Arkansas, was inspired by her daughter’s temporarily paralyzed dog, Lila, to work with her class to build wheelchairs for dogs. Already invested in Lila’s story, the students were eager to help her and other disabled animals “because it is unfair that they can’t help themselves” (Kaleb Anderson, age…