Wednesday, March 13, 2013


BIG NEWS!!!  My kids got their first project for DonorsChoose funded - and in 3 days!?!?  I can't begin to tell you how shocked and amazed I am at people's generosity.  We are the soon-to-be new owners of an iPad, an adapter (to hook it up to our projector), and case!  Can you tell by all the exclamation points I'm excited??? LOL  What I really loved was that even when we still needed money the kids got more excited about how many people had donated and cared about them rather than how much money we had left to go.  It was really touching to see their expressions :o)  Their second project is 2/3 complete so fingers crossed they will get their fun test prep materials soon!

Side note...

Have you ever seen Kid President?  He is this ridiculously cute kid and has about 35 videos on YouTube.  I saw this video tonight at a workshop and I loved it.  Such a good message!  Tomorrow I'm going to show it to my kids and talk about how people are helping us, we can help others and make a change.

What's your Space Jam?



  1. I really need to try Donors Choose again! I did it a few years ago and didn't get any funds... But I've seen so many success stories lately!! Any tips? :)
    ideas by jivey

  2. Congrats! How awesome!


  3. Thank you! Jivey, through the power of social media (and my mother), that is where most of my early donations came from. I posted it on Facebook and emailed to family and close friends. I know times are hard so even if they couldn't donate I asked that they pass it along. The next day my Aunt's childhood friend is donating or my mom's coworker, things like that. On Monday I sent a letter home with the parents saying the same thing and few donated :o) It helped TREMENDOUSLY that we had a match code; otherwise I'm not sure it would have been funded as quickly. Good luck on your next project! I'm thinking about starting a linky so we can see what other people are asking for and get some good ideas!


  4. Congratulations! That is so awesome that your project was funded in only 3 days! I recently attended a teaching conference that had a workshop on how to get the most out of Donors Choose. I can't wait until I have a classroom of my own so I can try some of the tips I learned. I'm a new follower and I can't wait to read more. :)