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Thanks to DonorsChoose for creating this tool that makes it even easier to help fulfill important project proposals for our nation's educators!

My roommate is a teacher in Brooklyn, and I have been helping her raise funds through DonorsChoose since September. Here is the "grassroots" way I used to do it: http://alliegee.livejournal.com/157729.html
It's a method I like to call "begging." I have a lot of posts like that, but this new Challenge-tool makes things way easier!! HOORAY!

All I can say is, for those of you new to DonorsChoose, or those who are trying to decide if you want to do a Challenge or not, I can tell you that my roommate really uses and appreciates every single donation she's received through DonorsChoose. She teaches 8th grade special education, and these resources are invaluable to her. Her school does not give her a budget for materials or resources. Through DonorsChoose, she has received everything from whiteboards and markers for math lessons, to beanbag chairs for independant reading, to Time Magazine for Kids subscriptions for current events, to about a hundred books for the classroom library.

Here is my current Challenge:
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Again, this is very exciting!!
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Join the LJ Challenge!

DonorsChoose is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. By bringing together teachers and “citizen philanthropists,” we've put over $6m of resources directly into the public schools where they are needed most, and helped over 400,000 kids.



We're very excited that LiveJournal has agreed to help launch the LJ Challenge!

We're calling all LJers to help us raise funds for classroom projects across the country. You can create a DonorsChoose Challenge. Pick the the classroom needs that speak to you. Your friends and readers will be able to fulfill them. And kids will get great educational experiences.

Check out the top LJers and bloggers in the challenge!

Full instructions for getting started, after the jump.

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DonorsChoose is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn.

We're calling all LJers to help us raise funds for these projects. You can create a DonorsChoose “Challenge.” Pick the the classroom needs that speak to you. Your readers will be able to fulfill them. And kids will get great educational experiences.

This community is for LJers who've joined the LiveJournal Challenge for Public Education.