is the brainchild of Charles Best and a group of teachers from the Bronx. Charles, a science teacher, was frustrated at the lack of materials in the classrooms. He saw how the students were affected by not having adequate materials to teach and work with. He set up DonorsChoose.org to pair donors with educational projects all over the world. The beauty of DonorsChoose.org is that donors have complete control over which projects they choose to donate to.
This fundraiser is so profound, that Fortune magazine has an article covering this month-long philanthropy effort: It Takes a Blogosphere.
The Chicago Moms Blog and our sister sites
aim to kick some serious butt (some of us have to pause and wipe a butt
) and raise the most money for several school projects for the Moms Blogs Challenge. We invite our readers to join us in raising the most money. Turn your couch upside down and find some change. Encourage your kids to donate some of their allowance. Grab a bunch of moms in your neighborhood and join together to select a project to fund. And if you have a rich uncle, ask him to cut a check-- and make a difference.
Because together, we can make a difference for children all over.
Chicago Moms and Friends of Chicago Moms Blog! Won't you grab this widget and put it on your personal sites and blogs? Won't you help us spread the word and help out our Public Schools in Chicago?
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This is an original Chicago Moms Blog post. Karen blogs at A Deaf Mom Shares Her World and is a feature writer for Disaboom.