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・・・ Proud of Emily and her ability to affect lives in her classroom. @esskowronek
It has been said that “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” So many of us can recall a teacher who spoke a word of encouragement during a season of doubt or spent the extra time needed that led to some breakthrough with the subject matter at hand. Though they are not supported, honored and respected enough, these men and women are tirelessly dedicated to educating and caring for the children who will shape the world of tomorrow.
This week’s #FreedomFriday honoree supports these students and the teachers who lead them. Founded in 2000 by a Bronx history teacher, the nonprofit @donorschoose has raised over $760 million for America's classrooms. Teachers come to DonorsChoose.org to request the materials and experiences they need most for their classrooms, and donors give to the projects that inspire them. To date, 3.5 million people and partners have funded 1.2 million projects on the site, reaching 31 million students and making DonorsChoose.org the leading platform for supporting U.S. public schools.
I have had the privilege of partnering with Donors Choose on several classroom projects and fundraisers across the country, providing the supplies teachers need as they invest in their students. By connecting donors directly to these projects, Donors Choose allows us to make a direct impact in the lives of students we may never even meet.
Be sure to check the link in bio and the following posts over the next two days for more information about the teachers and students Donors Choose serves and prepare to support classrooms in your area with a tax deductible gift on #FreedomFriday! #ServeOneAnother