In 2000, Charles Best, a teacher at a Bronx public high school, wanted his students to read Little House on the Prairie. As he was making photocopies of the one book he could procure, Charles thought about all the money he and his colleagues were spending on books, art supplies, and other materials. And he figured there were people out there who'd want to help — if they could see where their money was going.  

Charles sketched out a website where teachers could post classroom project requests, and donors could choose the ones they wanted to support. His colleagues posted the first 11 requests. Then it spread. Today, we're open to every public school in America.  

Our team of 80 has vetted and fulfilled over 600,000 classroom project requests that range from butterfly cocoons, to robotics kits, to Little House on the Prairie. Many of us are former teachers, so our operation feels like a cross between a startup and a schoolhouse.

To ensure integrity, we're there through every step of every project. We vet all requests, purchase each item, and ship materials directly to verified schools.  

How it works:

-- Request Your Items
Get everything you need to be the teacher you want to be — all in one place.

-- Get Funded
Your friends and family lend a hand; our community of donors takes care of the rest.

-- Receive the Goods
We order everything for you and ship it straight to your school.

For complete details on how the program works and how a teacher can register, visit the website (click on Link below).

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For Grantwriting/Program Development Assistance:

Grants Office  
Phone: (585) 352-2773
Email: [email protected]

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