On December 3, 2013, individuals around the world will participate in #GivingTuesday, the philanthropic version of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We're honored to be one of four charities Bill and Melinda Gates highlighted for #GivingTuesday this year. They describe their reasons for giving back in this blog post:
"Everyone has their own reasons for giving back. For us, it’s simply about making the world a more fair and equitable place. We know we were very lucky to grow up where we did, when we did. We believe everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy, productive life. Those are the values we learned from our families, and they’re why we started our foundation." Read more.
We’d like to send Bill and Melinda Gates a huge thank you for their continued support of public school teachers and students through DonorsChoose.org. We hope you'll join them by giving $5 to the project that most inspires you on December 3, 2013.