Partnership to add funding opportunities for staff

Linden Public Schools has developed a partnership with the national nonprofit DonorsChoose to allow teachers tap into a network of 4 million donors to support classroom projects and district initiatives. 

“Linden Public Schools is excited to announce a partnership with DonorsChoose” said Superintendent Dr. Marnie Hazelton. “This valuable partnership will serve as a mechanism for fostering additional support and provide new opportunities for our teachers to fund a variety of educational projects. We are excited to become a district partner with DonorsChoose and the potential impact our students will experience due to this collaboration.”

Staff members are encouraged to use DonorsChoose to initiate fundraising efforts that benefit students. Administrators will monitor these projects and are given regular updates from DonorsChoose as projects are initiated and when funding is being delivered.

Teachers in Linden Public Schools have already raised over $7,500 and completed over sixteen projects on DonorsChoose. These projects enhance the learning environment and support student success.

As one of the 180+ members of the DonorsChoose District Partnership Program, Linden Public Schools will be able to fully support teachers in the use of the platform, ensure safety and security, and align efforts with the district’s strategic priorities. Linden Public Schools will be able to monitor all donated materials, principals will be notified each time a project is funded, and receive early notification when there are new “match” funding opportunities.

“We’re excited to have Linden Public Schools as a new member of the DonorsChoose District Partnership Program,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose. “Linden Public Schools teachers and administrators continue to work hard to make sure students succeed, so far they’ve raised $7,500 towards learning materials from donors across the country. We can’t wait to see how the DonorsChoose community can support these educators even more through our partnership.”

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Since 2000, more than 4 million people and partners have contributed $1 billion through DonorsChoose to support 1.5 million teacher requests for learning resources and experiences. DonorsChoose vets each request, ships the funded resources directly to the classroom, and provides thank yous and reporting to donors and school leaders. Charity Navigator and GuideStar have awarded DonorsChoose, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, their highest ratings for transparency and accountability.

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