P.C. PROGENY is proud to support Donors Choose: for every item you purchase we will donate $5 to the foundation that supports public school classrooms across the country.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that engages the public in public schools by giving people a simple, accountable and personal way to address educational inequity.
DonorsChoose.org grew out of a Bronx high school where teachers experienced first-hand the scarcity of learning materials in our public schools. Charles Best, then a social studies teacher, sensed that many people would like to help distressed public schools, but were frustrated by a lack of influence over their donations. He created DonorsChoose.org in 2000 so that individuals could connect directly with classrooms in need.
Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.
Then, donors can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires them most. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org will deliver the materials to the school.
Donors will receive photos of their project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If over $50 is gifted, donors will also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.
At DonorsChoose.org, donors can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions. They call it citizen philanthropy.