about 1 year ago
Looking for a way to support elementary music at Curwensville Elementary? Visit Mr. Pennington's Donors Choose page!
What is Donors Choose and How does it work?
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.
When a project reaches its funding goal, Donors Choose ships the materials to the school. You'll get photos of the project taking place, a letter from the teacher, and insight into how every dollar was spent. Give over $50 and you'll also receive hand-written thank-yous from the students.
Is there a minimum donation?
You can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions.
What happens if a project doesn't reach its goal?
If a partially funded project expires, donors get their donations returned as account credits, which they can use to:
1. Choose a new project to support.
2. Send the teacher they supported a DonorsChoose.org gift card.
How did DonorsChoose.org start?
Charles Best, a new social studies teacher in the Bronx, often talked with his colleagues about materials and experiences they wanted their students to have, but which they had no funding to support. He created DonorsChoose.org in 2000 so that individuals could connect directly with classrooms in need.
Are gifts tax-deductible?
As a 501(c)3 charity, donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of US law. Donors Choose's federal tax ID # is 13-4129457.
Check our all of Mr. Pennington's successful projects over the years!
Total Amount Donated to our classroom since 2012 - $10,210!