Every year we partner with DonorsChoose.org to raise money for needed supplies in America's public schools. Today I want to share with you a few letters from just one of the 200 classrooms all of you helped last year. We donated money for the textbooks needed to start a Culinary Arts course at a high school in a high-poverty area in California.
Read on to see some letters from the students, and to find out how you can help other classrooms this year through DonorsChoose. We're looking for 500 readers to help out — it doesn't matter how much you give. We just would love to get 500 people engaged with this project!
Letters From Ms. Strong's Culinary Arts Class:
Dear Apartment Therapy,
Thank you for the culinary books. They will help a lot! - Caroline
Hello, my name is Justin and I want to thank you for giving my school money for the Culinary Arts Class. - Justin
...Before we received these new text books, our program site could not offer this class. I had previously taken Food & Nutrition class so that my pre-requisite would be already finished just in case our program was able to get these new books. I was really happy when my teacher told me she was going to try a new web-site that was suppose to help schools get funding for items they really needed. Once my teacher found Donorschoose.org and wrote the lessons, we waited and waited and suddenly Apartment Therapy started to donate money to our project. Our teacher showed us every time the donations would come in so we were all excited when we could finally see when the last person donated the last money that finally funded the project 100%. I was one of the first students to take the class and I have loved it. - Taylor J.
Read more about Ms. Strong's classroom and this project:
• Culinary Arts: Let's Cook! page at DonorsChoose.org
Last Year's 2010 DonorsChoose.org Campaign
• You Helped Us Raise Almost $12,000 For Public Schools! - Holiday Giveaway 2010
• Our 2010 DonorsChoose projects
Get Involved This Year with DonorsChoose 2011!
Like I said above, we're looking for 500 readers to help us with our DonorsChoose project this year. It doesn't matter if you give a little or a lot — just jump in and help another classroom like the one seen here. Get all the details here: