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Black History Month: Celebrate Black Teachers and Students

Use these tips and customizable templates to spread the word about your (or your friends’) DonorsChoose project to celebrate Black History Month!


Coming on February 8: Donations to every project by Black teachers and teachers at schools where most students are Black will be doubled, while funds last. 

The best way to take part in this celebration? Make sure your community knows about the awesome work you and your students are doing! Teachers who take one of the 5-minute sharing actions below have a 89% success rate on DonorsChoose. (Seriously.) To help you give your projects an extra boost, our DonorsChoose team designed some resources to make sharing your project super simple, so the only question left is: 

How are you taking part in Black History Month celebrations on DonorsChoose?

Option A: I’m sharing my project link on social media

On Wednesday morning, pick your favorite graphics from our collection and share at least twice on social media. You can mix & match your favorite platforms (i.e. 1 Facebook post + 1 TikTok), do a morning and evening post on the same platform, or post and re-share your own content (Insta feed + Insta story!). Wherever you tweet, post, snap, or share, make sure you include a link to your project!

Feeling extra excited about these graphics? You can create your own custom graphic using the Canva templates below:

An array of customizable templates
Download one of these customizable templates to use on social media

Option B: I’m spreading the word to my friends & family via text

On Wednesday, customize, copy, and paste the text below (with your project link!) into a group text chat with 3-5 friends or in an email to at least 3-5 people. Wherever you send it — your starred group chat, that DM thread with your funniest friends, your family email chain — make it super personal to their favorite teacher (you!).

Hi friends! DonorsChoose is celebrating Black History Month by doubling donations to my project!! I want to give my students [books by Black authors, crayons with diverse skin tones, wiggle chairs]. I’d be so grateful if you would make a small donation or share this link with others: [your project link]. Thank you a million times from me and my [28 little Einsteins-in-training]!

Option C: I’m giving my project the maximum boost!

This the ultimate option: A way to let friends and family and your wider network know about your project and the big match day. Complete these three steps together to give your project the momentum it needs:

  1. Send a personalized email to one person who cares about you and your classroom, asking them if they would like to celebrate Black History Month by supporting your project. Include your project link!
  2. Post your project on your favorite social media platform and Include your project link!
  3. Send one group email or text to folks you know, asking them to help you spread the word about your project while there are doubled donations. Include your project link! 
    Not sure who to reach out to? Get some ideas here!

Whichever approach you choose, know that your community wants to see you and your students thrive: A warm hello, your project link, and a giant “thank you” goes a long way!

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