Donors Choose has proven to be a wonderful resource for Optional 5th grade teacher Grace Henderson. Being a teacher early in her career, Ms. Henderson has not amassed all the resources that more seasoned colleagues have acquired over the years. To make up for this deficit, she turned to the crowd source funding website, DonorsChoose.org.
Donors Choose allows educators to make online requests which if the viewers find worthy are funded through their donations. Over the last few months, Ms. Henderson has received funding for 7 Kindle Fire tablets plus heavy duty cases and 2 Chromebook laptops for her students to use. “One anonymous donor gave over $280,” stated Ms. Henderson, “and left this wonderful comment: ‘I went to Grahamwood as a child and attribute part of my success to the excellent education provided. I would like to pass this on to future generations.’” Way to go, Ms. Henderson!