Bonus Funds for First DonorsChoose Project

Teachers & Principals | 09/21/2017 is a platform for teachers who need supplies to connect with donors who want to help.

Mark your calendar: From Monday, September 25 through October 2nd, is celebrating our first ever Welcome Week!

All week long, teachers who submit their first request will receive a $50 kickoff donation from our community. Teachers can request up to $500 in resources! In addition to the bonus donation, we also have a promo code for teachers making that first request, doubling qualifying new donations made during the request’s first week on the site. We’re aiming to empower as many teachers as possible to get the resources they need for their students. is a platform where public school teachers can request the resources they need to help their students learn. Teachers can request books, flexible seating, yoga mats, technology, and so much more.’s community of donors and partners helps bring these classroom dreams to life. Since 2000, over 372,500 teachers have used to bring materials and experiences to their students. So far, over 77% of public schools in America have at least one teacher who has shared a project request on our site.

For a teacher new to, Welcome Week is the ultimate moment to get started. As always, you can quickly connect your classroom to our community of donors and partners. But three other elements will come together during the final week of September to make this week especially awesome:

  • School is in session. Now that students have returned to school, you have a clearer sense than ever of what they’ll need this year.

  • Prime (giving) time. Our community of donors and partners are especially eager to fund requests during back-to-school season.

  • Guaranteed support. That $50 first donation is only available during Welcome Week.

Teachers, you can sign up to receive an email reminder when the week begins, or visit on 9/25 to get started.

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