"ClassroomGiving.org", started, when a public-school teacher, in Arizona posted her pay-stub online and it went viral. It is hard enough for anyone to survive on $35,000 a year, but Ms Milich has to purchase school-supplies and snacks for her second-grade students, spending $50 - $100 every week. "www.ClassroomGiving.org", is connecting classrooms, in need of supplies, with generous individuals (and companies) who are willing to help. We would like to hear about more classrooms in need, nationwide. Please contact us at "firstname.lastname@example.org" or through our TWITTER page.
At some point in the future, we hope to be able to approach Amazon.com, to make ClassroomGiving into a feature on their platform, so that any customer, who opts into ClassroomGiving, and who is 5-10 miles away from a classroom, which is registered on ClassroomGiving, will get an alert, after placing an order, with Amazon, about an item (under $20,) which is needed at a classroom nearby.
Many public-school teachers need supplies for their classrooms, which school districts do not provide. Since some students cannot afford to purchase such supplies, teachers pay for the supplies they need, out of their own pockets. As teachers are often poorly paid, many, must choose between buying products for their classrooms—or for their own households. Teachers and their classrooms need supplies on an ongoing basis, regardless of school projects or the generosity of relatives and friends. This is not another crowdfunding site. We will never ask you for money. We do not accept corporate donations. You and/or your company can directly supply a classroom with items that teachers and students need daily: • paper. • crayons • markers. • hand- sanitizer. • Wipes • Snack • folders • Erasers • Composition notebooks • reading books for the school library. You can buy these items online and ship them directly to the classroom, of your choice, at the teacher’s request. To purchase items, see our “We Need Supplies” page
We hope to expand from helping with school-supplies, to providing classroom snacks as well. Many public-school teachers, are forced to buy snacks, for their students, just to give them some energy during class and keep the students focused. Those snacks should be healthy, and not just reasonably-priced. We hope to provide healthy snacks to classrooms everywhere.
ClassroomGiving will organize, encourage and remind teachers, to arrange for student-feedback. These thank-you notes, and thank-you posters, send to the givers, by local students, will help to spread a spirit of giving. having to write these thank-you notes, will remind the students that there is a lot of generosity and positivity, in the real world, and that there is value in giving.
This initiative hopes to expand and accomplish the following goals over time:
Reach (local-businesses and) individuals, who would like to help classrooms, in their area, by supplying the classroom directly with school-supplies, requested by the teacher on our website in the form of an Amazon wish-list..
(Businesses and) individuals, can help, without any long-term commitment. Each item, which the classroom needs, is listed separately, and can be purchased individually online and shipped to the classroom directly. Once the item is sent to the teacher, it comes off the list, just like on a wedding-registry.The giver will be notified when the item arrived at the classroom and who signed for it.
This initiative is in 48 states now. We will make an effort to contact teachers and generous individuals, in all 50 states, who are committed to supporting public-education. We hope to hear from public-school teachers everywhere, who are forced to buy school supplies out of pocket.