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Charity of the week: Adopt-A-Classroom

Public funding for classroom materials has declined so much that the average teacher spends $1,200 per year out of his or her own pocket.

Adopt-A-Classroom (adoptaclassroom.org) seeks to provide teachers with the resources they need to engage and successfully educate students. Public funding for classroom materials has declined so much that the average teacher spends$1,200 per year out of his or her own pocket. Adopt-A-Classroom has worked since 1998 to address that shortfall by encouraging donors to select specific classrooms for aid. A teacher can use a targeted donation to buy classroom supplies—anything from basic art materials to educational science software—from affiliated vendors. Donors receive reports detailing the teacher’s purchases so they can track their donation’s impact. The organization has raised more than $17 million, helping almost 4 million students nationwide.

Each charity we feature has earned a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator, which ranks not-for-profit organizations on the strength of their finances, their control of administrative and fund-raising expenses, and the transparency of their operations. Four stars is the group’s highest ranking. 

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