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PRESS RELEASE: DonorsChoose.org expands to help teachers address hunger and poverty in the classroom


NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/Education nonprofit DonorsChoose.org announced today it has expanded its classroom funding platform to support Student Life Essentials projects. These requests include warm, clean clothing; personal hygiene items like deodorant and toothpaste; and food, with the goal of removing barriers to help students focus and succeed in school.To launch this expansion, a group of supporters have contributed $1 million to match citizen donations to these projects nationwide. Contributors include Acton Family Fund; AT&T; John Langan and Judy Nadell, co-owners of Townsend Press; Morgridge Family Foundation; Scott and Olivia Rofey; Kathleen and Chip Rosenbloom; and Biz and Livia Stone.“For 17 years, DonorsChoose.org has been the place for teachers to request the classroom materials they need to give their students a great education. We’re so grateful to our Student Life Essentials supporters for helping us expand beyond classroom resources to bring essential items to the students who need them most.”Read the full story on PR Newswire.

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