That’s Ingenious: Donors Choose – The Charity Helping Teachers Focus on Education!EVENTS | Nirasha Jaganath | August 10, 2009 at 9:03 pm
As we learned, through the iRobot That’s Ingenious project, of $10,000 being the prize money for charity, we also learned that it was going to be through Donors Choose. I hate to admit that I had never heard of Donors Choose before this project and when I learned of them I was amazed that such an organization existed.
I have to admit I normally don’t give money to charities, I normally give objects or time (I have volunteered in anything and everything you can imagine) because I distrust how that money is spent. At Donors Choose teachers put in projects they need money for and a dollar ($) amount next to it. Donors choose projects based on their own personal criteria (special needs, arts, sports, lower-incomes, arts or even a choice of school directly). Now here is where it gets even more interesting, the guys at Donors Choose buys, yes you read that correctly buys, the said supplies.
Now is that not the most fabulous way to donate money? Wait! It gets better. The teacher keeps you posted how the children use the supplies and sometimes has messages from the kids. Is it any wonder that iRobot chose them to give you a gift card for $10, 000 for?
Go ahead, keep reading as the contest starts August 11th. And there is something in it for you too. So who will you help with $10,000 ?