March 23, 2020
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Coronavirus relief: Help teachers get key resources to students at home

DonorsChoose.org launches Keep Kids Learning program to help teachers send needed supplies directly to their students' homes.

Schools across the country are closing their doors during the coronavirus outbreak, but not all students are prepared for distance learning. Donate to DonorsChoose.org's Keep Kids Learning program to help students get the supplies they need. Photo by Rubén Rodriguez on Unsplash

Coronavirus has closed schools across the country. Right now, teachers need to get supplies in the hands of students at home to keep them learning, especially in our country’s highest-need communities. We surveyed over 3,000 teachers, and 97 percent of them are worried that school closings are going to hurt their students’ learning.

Teachers need your help now to get the basic supplies and hands-on activities they need to keep kids learning at home.

Here’s how it will work:

1. You make a donation of any amount to Keep Kids Learning. All donations go to teachers at schools serving low-income communities where most students are eligible for free and reduced lunch. Teachers select the materials they need and distribute them to students at home.

2. DonorsChoose, the classroom funding site for public school teachers, is committed to getting teachers what they need to give every student a great education. Usually, funded supplies are shipped directly to classrooms in need. With schools closed, this new pilot program for delivering on our mission empowers teachers to get supplies directly to students at home. Red more about the program here.

3. We’ve automatically waived our 15 percent optional donation for this program, so 100 percent of your gift will go to supplies for teachers and their students.

DonorsChoose.org is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating. Visit our help center for details on how Keep Kids Learning works, or for more information on how we’re responding to teachers impacted by coronavirus.

DonorsChoose.org

DonorsChoose.org is the nonprofit classroom funding site for public school teachers. Educators request supplies, and donors give any amount to a project that inspires them. Find a classroom to support in your community.