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#HappySchoolYear Just Got Happier

Gates Match Launches Today

***UPDATE: 8/25/16, 6:24 pm***


That was fast! Our community of teachers and donors came together to fully tap The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation match in record time. We’re so excited for the thousands of classrooms and students that benefited from this offer. (If you’re a teacher whose request has yet to be fully-funded, any matched donations you received will remain on your project.)

Our site is flooded with visitors, so it’s still an amazing a time to have a project up—or jump in and donate.


Back to School is a special time for our community—and it just got even more amazing.Starting right now, donations to all projects on DonorsChoose.org are being matched, thanks to support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. While funds last, every classroom contribution will go twice as far.

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“This partnership is a great way to kick off the season,” says DonorsChoose.org founder Charles Best. “Back to School is a busy, hopeful time for students and teachers, and we’re so inspired by the citizen donors joining forces with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to ensure every classroom is stocked with the supplies needed for a successful year.”Education is top-of-mind for many in August, giving the teachers and supporters we serve a chance to make an especially positive impact in public schools. If you added together July 4th, the winter holidays, Thanksgiving, and your best birthday ever, you might have an idea of how excited we get about the back-to-school season here at DonorsChoose.org. By submitting classroom projects on our site, teachers request much-needed resources. But they also illustrate all of the wonderful, challenging, odds-defying, out-of-the-box, difficult, satisfying, inspiring things that happen in our nation’s classrooms. Through contributing to these projects, citizen donors bring those essential resources into schools—and show teachers and students that they’re supported. Now, each donation will have double the impact. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation match offer is the perfect way to wish teachers and students across the country a #HappySchoolYear!

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