Bing is encouraging students and parents to recognize teachers who have made a difference in their lives through a new philanthropic campaign focused on supporting kids’ education. Bing has committed to a gift of up to $500,000 and teamed up with DonorsChoose.org to provide both kids and adults with a way to express their thanks to a teacher and help another teacher or school in the process.
Visit www.bing.com/education to post a comment or share a story about a teacher who made a difference in your life (or the life of your child), and Bing will provide you with a $5 donation to DonorsChoose.org, which can be applied toward any classroom project of your choice. Each visitor can leave up to 5 comments, resulting in a total donation of $25. At the end of June, Bing will aggregate the comments and share them with each teacher in the form of a congratulations letter.
My mother in law is switching classes this fall and will be a Kindergarten-First Grade teacher. She created her own Project and would love to have an ELMO Teachers Tool for her classroom. Mom Central sent me a $100 DonarsChoose Giving Code which I applied to Mrs. Acuna’s Project. I think that she deserves this, she explained to me all the neat things she would do with it and I want my kids experiencing that learning. Sarah will be in her class in the fall and I’d love for her to have that experience.
Please help her get the ELMO. Her project can be found here: http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=396051
Helping our teachers out is something all parents should do. Teachers spend so much money, time and effort on our students. I just learned that at our local school teachers have to buy their own supplies this coming year! I can tell you that the Kinders use so much glue, pencils and paper that the fact the teachers now have to buy it themselves is crazy! That stuff gets expensive!
If your a parent of a school aged kid reading this, I encourage you to donate to your student’s classroom. Even a package of pencils help!