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Our Favorite Moments from the Gates Foundation Back-to-Learning Boost


While not every student will be heading back to a school building this fall, everyone is heading back to learning! On Tuesday, August 11, our friends at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation once again helped us kick off the school year. For one day, they gave a 50% boost to donations for every DonorsChoose project.

Thanks to their generosity, and the generosity of 42,664 donors, together we fully funded 10,124 projects — in just one day! Congrats to the nearly 20,000 teachers who received donations to their projects.

Here are a few of our favorite moments from social media celebrations!

Celebrities helped rally the public




Donors encouraged each other to give


School districts bolstered teacher fundraising efforts



Teachers celebrated their success (and cheered each other on!)



Thank you again to everyone who made the Gates Back-to-Learning Boost a success! We can’t wait to see the learning and connection these resources unlock as students and teachers navigate this fall.

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