Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been a longtime supporter of public school classrooms through DonorsChoose.org. Most recently, she introduced our organization to Vanity Fair readers as the Kickstarter for Classrooms:
“Teaching is a very demanding job, and it’s even tougher if teachers don’t have a way to get the resources their students need. From kindergarten to high school, many public-school teachers routinely use their own money to buy materials for their classrooms, including basic items like pencils and books. If schools can’t provide more expensive supplies, such as those for a chemistry lab, students have to go without and their learning suffers.
DonorsChoose.org provides a simple way for people who want to lend a hand to help teachers meet their classroom needs. You never know how big an impact even a small contribution can make.” Read more.
We’d like to send Melinda Gates a huge thank you for her continued support of public school teachers and students through DonorsChoose.org.